The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed. In a meeting last week RHA chief executive Richard Burnett also put across the industry’s need for a government training fund to help aspiring HGV drivers acquire their licence, which he said appears to be available but not accessible. Burnett told Motortransport.co.uk: “We discussed at length the driver shortage issue and the […]
Moves towards delivering dangerous goods driver training remotely are underway following concerns that classroom training is putting candidates and training providers at risk of contracting Covid-19.
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.
A renewed focus on training all of its drivers whatever their employment status has paid off in several important ways for Fowler Welch, as well as delivering the MT Training Award in 2020.