The government has given the greenlight to a supply chain operatives apprenticeship just days after it rejected the HGV driver apprenticeship. Both schemes were put forward by an industry-led working group of employers supported by the FTA, RHA and CILT under the government’s Trailblazer apprenticeship initiative. However the HGV Driver apprenticeship was rejected by a government review panel on the grounds that the training involved did not need to take 12 months, the necessary duration for apprenticeship approval. RHA gave […]
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated…