Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage. Provisional figures published by the ONS last week showed HGV drivers’ wages rose 3.2% in 2015 compared with the average wage increase across the UK of 1.8%. Inflation stood at -0.1% in October. Its 2015 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings showed that the average pay increase of a driver salary went up from £26,455 in […]
The FTA has come out in favour of Manston Airport as a short to medium term contingency for Operation Stack, after it was revealed the government had paid approaching £6m to rent it.
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.