The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage. According to transport minister Lord Ahmed, speaking at the Transport Committee hearing into the haulage industry’s skills shortage, the government has a key role to play in removing any barriers to the entry of ex-military personnel into the haulage industry. “We must ensure the training is done while the individual concerned is employed in the MoD – so that by […]
Gregory Distribution has taken on four apprentice drivers at its Cullompton depot as part of a drive to attract younger people into the industry.
Jesse Norman remains minister for road freight at the DfT, as the line up of ministers and their responsibilities was finalised after Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.