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.
Trade associations have welcomed plans for a new secure zone in Calais for UK-bound HGVs but highlighted that more needs to be done to deal with the migrant crisis that has erupted in recent weeks.
The idea of port-centric logistics – where imports are handled close to the port of entry and sent direct to their destination rather than via a central DC – has been given a boost by developments such as London Gateway and Liverpool2.