Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice. Nickie Elenor, employment consultant at law firm Rothera Sharp, told MotorTransport.co.uk that misleading the authorities about the employment status of a driver is an area that is “very much on HMRC’s radar”. Her warning came after the RHA claimed that drivers are increasingly being paid as subcontractors, despite being employed by the company they drive for. […]
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
City Link has invested in additional drivers, delivery vehicles and warehouse staff ahead of the bumper parcel volumes expected this Christmas.
The RHA and local member Steve Porter Transport took a truck to Newport for the start of the Isle of Wight cylcing festival on 14 September to get cyclists in the cab and demonstrate the blind spots faced by LGV drivers. Part of the RHA’s cycle safety campaign, the initiative is part of a series of events bringing together cyclists and operators so both groups understand each other’s concerns.