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 […]
The latest UK Labour Market survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has underlined the acute driver shortage that is threatening to stymie operator growth.
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.