Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage. The RHA has called for government grants to train UK residents to become HGV drivers rather than see an influx of foreign drivers to meet demand. However, the call appeared to have fallen on deaf ears in last month’s autumn statement. In a letter written after the Treasury failed […]
The RHA has labelled transport minister Jesse Norman as complacent after he belatedly revealed plans to create a national charging infrastructure to prevent the creation of a “patchwork” of clean air zones (CAZs) with differing charges and regulations.
The RHA is calling for HGV drivers to report companies banning them from using their toilets to the HSE as evidence mounts that the problem is on the increase as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.
Tarmac’s plan to roll out new-night time shift rates will slash operators’ earnings and add further pressure to firms already struggling to survive the pandemic, hauliers warned this week.