Current efforts to resolve the driver shortage will not be enough to prevent the looming skills crisis, the Transport Committee has said. In its report released today, the select committee said that “years of under investment” by the road transport industry had lead to a shortage of around 45,000 drivers. A further 40,000 are expected to leave the industry by 2017 according to the report, and the committee said both the industry and the government need to do more to […]
The FTA and RHA have welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law yesterday (28 February).
Sir Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, will make the key note address at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference in June.
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]