The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan. The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget report, released today, states that the government intends to “work with road haulage firms on an industry led solution to the driver shortage”. The RHA and FTA have been campaigning for the government to address the issue of the driver shortage, and met the Treasury to make the case for a […]
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
Fagan & Whalley has blamed the UK driver shortage for a near two-thirds fall in pre-tax profit.