The government should stimulate the economy by creating a quantitative easing programme for people rather than banks, according to Clugston Group CEO Stephen Martin. Speaking to Motortansport.co.uk this week about the annual results for Clugston’s logistics arm, Clugston Distribution Services, Martin expressed frustration at the lack of government financial support for trainee HGV drivers. This is something the RHA has campaigned for seemingly only to be rebuffed by the government. He said: “We want to get young drivers on board […]
Archbold Logistics tripled its pre-tax profit last year by mitigating the effects of Covid-19 and withdrawing from less profitable work.
Ministers have agreed to increase funding for HGV apprenticeships to £7,000, after the road haulage Trailblazer Group (TBG) rejected the previously announced level of £6,000.
The DVSA’s chief executive told MPs that the industry’s significant driver shortage is an “image issue” and nothing to do with the enforcement agency’s testing capacity performance.