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 […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
The FTA has warned operators to remain vigilant about the threat of a fuel duty hike this year.
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.