Almost every operator in Northern Ireland that should have a restricted O-licence has been issued one, three years after updated O-licensing rules came into force. According to figures published by the Department of the Environment, just two temporary permits were awaiting conversion into a full restricted O-licence at the end of September 2015. In September 2014, 755 permits were still in issue. Temporary permits were issued to own-account operators when the Goods Vehicle Act (2010) became effective in July 2012, […]
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
Training company Merlin Supply Chain Solutions is attempting to tackle the problem of the HGV driver shortage by launching a course aimed at helping transport and line managers retain their driving staff.
The number of HGV driving licence tests taken and passed surged in the year to 31 March 2016.