The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said that ignoring the trade association’s call for a £150m driver training fund was “jeopardising supply chains” and could well “put the brakes on the economic recovery”. He said that drivers trained through the fund would more than reimburse the UK […]
The FTA and RHA have welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law yesterday (28 February).
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Budget there will be no rise in fuel duty this September.
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.