The logistics sector has successfully won a place on the next wave of the Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme . Trailblazer apprenticeships are intended to be simple, accessible courses designed by employers specifically for roles in their business sectors, with funding made directly available to operators for external training purposes. The initiative was launched following a review of the existing apprenticeship model, which found that the frameworks were too complex and did not reflect the needs of businesses. A pan-industry group of […]
Road haulage rates fell by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.
Enforcement of the HGV Road User Levy in Northern Ireland is to begin on Monday (17 November), the Department of the Environment (DoE) has confirmed, six-months after enforcement in the rest of the UK began.