More than 67,000 employees working in the logistics sector are regarded as not being proficient in their jobs, according to a report by a government advisory body. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) also said that a shortage of HGV drivers means more staff and younger workers are required to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology in the road transport sector, otherwise many firms risk being left behind by competitors. The report stated: “Although the vast majority […]
Membership numbers and turnover increased at the FTA last year, but its pre-tax surplus fell.
A rejig of government departments in Northern Ireland has seen the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) brought within the remit of the Department for Infrastructure.
The FTA has urged TfL to create immediate incentives for greener freight vehicles, such as a reduced Congestion Charge, if it wants to accelerate its vision of London becoming the ultra-low-emission vehicle capital of Europe.