The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport will call for an extension to the student loans system and cheaper insurance for young drivers to address the HGV driver shortage in its first skills report, MT can reveal. Barriers to Youth Employment in the Freight Transport Sector, which is a draft document out to consultation with stakeholders, sets out the APPG’s thinking on the issue. “There is significant concern in the industry of the increasing average age of those working […]
Patrick McLoughlin will remain in the role of secretary of state for transport as part of the new Conservative government, it has been confirmed.
The FTA has bought specialist training provider T Team, which trades as TrainingTeam.
The PetrolPromise campaign has signed up its 70th MP in support of its push for an Office of Fair Trading (OfT) investigation into the price of fuel. Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, becomes the 70th MP to lend his support to the campaign, which was set up by MP Robert Halfon MP. Halfon is garnering support in a bid to get the Backbench Business Committee to timetable a parliamentary debate on his motion this autumn. Halfon’s motion calls […]