Both the FTA and the RHA have welcomed the launch of the Scottish government’s rail strategy Delivering the Goods. The strategy document makes the case for an increase in rail freight by shifting road freight onto the tracks. It also suggests tapping into new markets to counteract the declining rail freight volumes in the coal and steel sector. Chris MacRea, FTA’s head of policy for Scotland, said: “It is vital that the challenges to rail freight in Scotland are recognised. […]
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.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.