The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers. A joint statement issued by both associations said the Treasury got a “clear message” that the road transport industry is facing an unprecedented situation that needed urgent government intervention and an immediate cash injection if impact on the UK economy is to be minimised. The statement added: “Grants […]
The FTA has launched a new supply chain consultancy arm which specialises in warehousing.
Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions.
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.