FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads. Following a consultation, the DfT last week gave the go-ahead to increase the maximum combination weight for tractors and trailers from 24.9 tonnes to 31 tonnes, while simultaneously raising the speed limit for conventional tractors from 20mph to 25mph. This government says changes were needed to reflect improvements in vehicle technology and to help UK farmers compete more effectively with other […]
The government has given the greenlight to a supply chain operatives apprenticeship just days after it rejected the HGV driver apprenticeship.
The FTA has bought specialist training provider T Team, which trades as TrainingTeam.
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.