The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement. Despite campaigning by the RHA with support from the CILT and Motor Transport, which saw the trade association discuss the issue with transport minister Claire Perry most recently, the call ultimately fell on deaf ears with no backing forthcoming today. In a statement that saw the fuel duty freeze maintained and an expansion of apprenticeships – with the […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Sheffield City Council has revealed plans for a clean air zone (CAZ), which will see non Euro-6 HGVs paying a £50 daily charge to access its inner ring road while cars go free.
An HGV driver on the M40 was so distracted by his mobile phone he was unaware of two police cars with their blue lights flashing attempting to stop him.