The government has quashed hopes for a new HGV driving Trailblazer apprenticeship by rejecting the standards for a third time. Despite the deepening driver shortage gripping the sector and the government’s refusal to back an HGV driver training fund, the skills minister turned down the industry’s bid for the much-needed apprenticeship following a panel review of the training standard. The panel felt that the training involved in becoming an HGV driver did not need to take 12 months, which was […]
Sadiq Khan’s transport plan for London “totally fails” to consider freight operators and their customers and shows a “fundamental ignorance” of how logistics and supply chains work, the RHA has said.
Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators.
The skills shortage and the industry’s image will be at the forefront of a workshop hosted by the RHA at the Microlise Transport Conference.