The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget. Having led a delegation of hauliers to Downing Street last month, the RHA’s push for a training fund to help alleviate the chronic driver shortage, and in doing so boost productivity, was not rewarded. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA, said: “In his spring Budget George Osborne recognised the […]
Hauliers delivering to Canary Wharf Contractors’ (CWC) building sites in London could be forced to pay for routeing software technology aimed at helping them avoid London cyclists and left turns, as a consequence of mayor Boris Johnson’s latest policy.
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.