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 […]
Government’s emissions strategy contains very little for the road transport industy, say associations
Trade associations are urging the government to provide more focus and funding to the road transport sector to help it play its part in reducing UK carbon emissions.
The FTA has rejected the London Assembly’s call for a rush-hour lorry ban in the capital, saying it is no “silver bullet” for improving safety.
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.