ADR Network MD, Andrew Waldron, claims a story published by The Mail On-Line is “misleading and largely unhelpful” in solving the long term LGV driver shortage. In the article, the FTA was quoted as claiming 20,000 drivers had taken early retirement or moved to different jobs since the Driver CPC became mandatory in September. It also quoted statistics from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills stating that the “EU’s new training rules mean the logistics industry is 60,000 drivers short.” Waldron believes […]
Motor Transport has joined the RHA and the CILT in calling on chancellor George Osborne to set aside £100m to fund the urgent recruitment and training of up to 45,000 new HGV drivers in his Autumn Statement on 3 December.
Union Unite remains optimistic that most of the jobs under threat as a result of a restructure at TNT Fashion Group UK can be saved, regional officer Nick Halton told Motortransport.co.uk after an initial consultation meeting with the company.
Haulage firms and their drivers who unwittingly transport migrants into the UK inside their vehicles should not be fined until the chaos at Calais is rectified, according to a law firm.