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 […]
The road transport industry is being urged to play its part in attracting more women to the sector by entering this year’s Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. “The annual awards, sponsored this year by the FTA, demonstrate that the sector suits women and is one in which they can excel,” said Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman. “The awards prove that there are no limits for women in transport and logistics – all previous winners having made an outstanding contribution […]
Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities.
The RHA is to launch legal action against the major truck manufacturers, after they were found guilty by the European Commission of price fixing and fined €2.9bn (£2.5bn).