The HGV driver training apprenticeship has been given the official go ahead with the government’s confirmation of apprenticeship funding today. The department will fund 100% of apprenticeship training for companies with fewer than 50 employees taking on candidates aged 16-18, as well as committing more than £60m of funding for training in poorer areas of the UK. The RHA welcomed the announcement, having previously called for the government avoid any delay. Director of policy Jack Semple told Motortransport.co.uk: “This is […]
A senior figure at one of the UK’s biggest logistics operations has admitted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could see businesses face “an Armageddon of liquidations” and a future based on “the survival of the fittest”.
Acumen Distribution has grown its fleet of longer semi-trailers from four to 18 15.65m units.
The RHA has renewed its plea to the government for urgent action to ease what it calls a growing crisis in driver shortages – made worse by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.