The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices. In a BIS letter sent to chairman of the industry-led Trailblazers consortium Colin Snape, the government confirmed up to £4,900 in funding will be made available to train apprentices, with funding towards the cost of licence acquisition permitted within this sum. A maximum of £3,000 can be accessed by all operators, regardless of size, assuming they also contribute £1,500 of their […]
The FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.
The FTA has urged TfL to create immediate incentives for greener freight vehicles, such as a reduced Congestion Charge, if it wants to accelerate its vision of London becoming the ultra-low-emission vehicle capital of Europe.
London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport.