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 […]
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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.
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.