The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk at an event at Westminster last week, Rob Flello MP said that despite the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills rejecting one of the key planks of the APPG’s draft skills report, “the campaign is far from dead”. Flello added that now the […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry. SfL has been awarded £1.4m from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to attract up to 1,000 people leaving the services into a job within logistics. Through its Military Transitions to Logistics programme, SfL will provide a specific route into the sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel. Mick Jackson, chief executive of SfL, said: “The sector has a requirement […]
With HGV driver training courses costing around £3,500 and the absence of a fully fledged HGV driver apprenticeship, the industry’s driver shortage looks set to continue. So is it time to look to alternatives?
The European Commission is not expected to decide until this autumn whether to pursue its infringement case against Germany over the imposition of the German minimum wage on hauliers from other nations, an EC spokesman has revealed.