The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”. The idea was first mooted by the FTA last year when its MD for policy, James Hookham, met with employment minister Esther McVey to discuss ways to boost recruitment. The idea was later adopted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on freight transport and was highlighted in its first skills report as a way to address the driver shortage. But in […]
The FTA has criticised a university’s decision to cut Northern Ireland’s only transportation-specific courses.
Unite has pledged to stand up for lorry drivers and make the government ensure there are adequate welfare facilities installed at the huge HGV parks in Kent currently under construction.
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.