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 […]
Lenham Storage enjoyed a ‘successful’ year’s trading in the 12 months to 31 August 2015, but the driver shortage remained a challenge.
Trade associations have warned that London’s ULEZ will severely disadvantage, or even bankrupt, operators that work in the city when it begins in 2019.
The government will work to avoid the “disaster” of a hard border between the Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit by keeping customs regulation to a minimum, but the RHA said it has reservations about the lack of detail provided.