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 […]
Stagecoach director Will Whitehorn will take over senior traffic commissioner Beverly Bell as the president of the CILT later this year.
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.
The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April.