The government must avoid any “distraction or dilution” from the trailblazer apprenticeships as the April 2017 start date approaches, the RHA has said. RHA national director of policy Jack Semple urged the government to keep the momentum going on the trailblazers, and to have them in action by next April. This, he said, is the date “the road haulage and logistics industry has been working towards, as have many other sectors”, as well as the beginning of the nationwide apprenticeship […]
A partnership in Scotland, between the RHA and logistics recruitment specialist, Driver Hire, is helping former workers from the off-shore oil and gas industry start new careers in road transport.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
Ordered to clean the air: how the logistics sector found itself in the firing line of the air quality battle
Last month’s third High Court defeat by environmental law firm ClientEarth has really put the government under the cosh over tackling air pollution.