A rejig of government departments in Northern Ireland has seen the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) brought within the remit of the Department for Infrastructure. The DVA and its functions, which include goods vehicle enforcement, licensing, and vehicle testing, will be overseen by the newly-created department. It formerly came under the Department of the Environment. The Department for Infrastructure was created as part of the Northern Irish government’s Fresh Start Agreement, which involved restructuring government departments and reducing them from 12 […]
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.
More than 200 drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK could be about to walk out, after Unite members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a recent ballot.
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.