Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers. Last week’s meeting followed Perry’s response to a Commons question from Conservative MP Philip Hollobone – whose Kettering constituency includes haulier Knights of Old – supporting the RHA’s call for chancellor George Osborne to include funding for the grants in his Autumn Statement on 3 December. The RHA […]
MT Top 100 company Norbert Dentressangle has begun extending its use of an Isotrak telematics-based vehicle and driver monitoring system to another 140 vehicles within its tanker distribution division, bringing the total number of tankers covered by the technology to 260 across 31 different sites.
Expect Distribution has blamed a fall in profit on its loss-making two-man delivery service, which ceased operating in May last year, but said that new deals in its contract logistics business will get it back on track.
The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon.