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. […]
Transervice Express Transport has joined forces with RHA and Jobcentre Plus to help roll out a nationwide work experience scheme aimed at tackling the driver shortage crisis.
The HSE is visiting haulage premises in the run-up to Christmas to ensure they are Covid-secure, amid a surge in demand for online shopping.
The government has an essential role to play in the roll-out of electric charging infrastructure across the capital, according to the FTA.