The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers. Both trade associations have been pressing for a meeting with the Treasury to explore new ways to encourage people to enter the driver labour force. They want what they describe as a “simple, nationally available, readily accessible funding stream” to bridge the gap until Trailblazer apprenticeship funding for new drivers goes live in September 2017. […]
The industry’s two main trade associations have welcomed the start of a trial in Liverpool designed to test the effect on congestion of removing the city’s bus lanes.
Palletline, The Pallet Network (TPN) and Gazeley are set to exhibit at next month’s Multimodal for the first time, joining some of the UK’s largest operators.
The industry could lose over a quarter of its driver workforce during the next decade as a result of Driver CPC-related drop outs and retirement. A survey of 172 LGV drivers by recruitment agency Milestone revealed that 8% do not plan on taking Driver CPC training at all, for several reasons including expense. By region, the North East at 13% had the highest number of respondents not planning to undertake training. This is balanced against data showing 18% of drivers […]