John Hayes MP, the minister for state at the DfT responsible for freight and logistics, has promised that he will be “much more radical” in building the status of the road transport sector as a vital part of the British economy. Speaking at the launch of the RHA’s National Lorry Week in the Palace of Westminster, Hayes said: “I appreciate the value and significance of haulage. “When we say we love the lorry,” he said, referring to the Love the […]
Former energy minister John Hayes been named as transport minister, replacing the outgoing Stephen Hammond.
The government must avoid any “distraction or dilution” from the trailblazer apprenticeships as the April 2017 start date approaches, the RHA has said.
Association warns MPs of crisis during National Lorry Week RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has described the sector’s skills crisis as “unprecedented” and called on the government to reverse its controversial decision not to back an HGV Trailblazer apprenticeship.