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 […]
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.
Jaupt has had its contract to manage the Driver CPC extended by two years. A spokesperson for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly Vosa and the DSA, confirmed that a tendering process for the future management of training and accreditation services had begun earlier this year as the contract was set to expire in April 2014. “However, following DSA’s merger with Vosa to become DVSA, the new agency needs to look at the work that is being brought […]