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 […]
More than 200 drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK could be about to walk out, after Unite members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a recent ballot.
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers.