The RHA and Microlise are to train military veterans who have spent time in prison for jobs in the logistics industry. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said the scheme, Road to Logistics, could help plug the industry’s skills shortage while providing assistance to those who need a “helping hand onto the employment ladder”. The scheme was launched at the Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry last week in conjunction with veteran support charity Care after Combat. Burnett said: “Care after Combat […]
Meachers Global Logistics and Steve Porter Transport Group have launched phase one of a partnership they hope will develop, generating new business and stripping out duplication from their respective networks. The strategic partnership, which began in earnest this week after months of preparatory work, sees Meachers trunking the Isle of Wight-based Steve Porter Transport’s overnight groupage from Southampton to its Midlands DCs in Northampton and Coventry. The trunking includes work undertaken by Steve Porter Transport as part of the Fortec […]
The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April.
Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities.