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 RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
Sir Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, will make the key note address at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference in June.