The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy. Speaking at a Transport Committee workforce skills inquiry, RHA director of policy Jack Semple (pictured) said there were approximately 60,000 foreign drivers working in the UK. He estimated the UK economy loses £180m a year when these drivers send money to their home countries, based on each driver […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership.
FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall.