Two-thirds of MPs support the idea of granting £100m of government funding to train new truck drivers to address the shortfall, exclusive ComRes research commissioned by Motortransport.co.uk and the RHA has found. The survey asked 150 MPs whether they would support the allocation of £100m in government funding over the next two years to help employers to train UK residents as HGV drivers, rather than bring in foreign drivers to meet the estimated shortfall of 40,000 drivers that the sector […]
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
The haulage industry gave a warm welcome this week to reports that prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to cut fuel duty for the first time in nine years.
Overnight work on the M20 in Kent to install a temporary steel barrier that keeps traffic flowing in the event of disruption after Brexit starts this weekend.