The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers. A meeting last month with business secretary Vince Cable saw RHA chief executive Richard Burnett (pictured) highlight the enormity of the HGV driver shortage crisis affecting the logistics sector, which was taken “very seriously” by the minister, who acknowledged here was an issue. The RHA will be […]
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
Twenty four hauliers are being given the chance to test drive the Denby Eco Link B-Double truck next week at RHA’s latest Ride and Drive day.
The job of an HGV driver is not eligible for the Shortage Occupation List and the industry needs to focus instead on filling roles from the ballooning UK unemployed, according to the government.