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 expressed concern over TfL’s Direct Vision Standard, and questioned whether it’s the most effective approach for improving road safety in London.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has commissioned the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to independently review safety data relating to smart motorways, amid growing concerns that the roads are dangerous.