The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees. The government itself has a target of 20% of entrants to the engineering and technical apprenticeships to be female of BAME, and said in its response to a Transport Committee skills report that it would consider extending this to the road transport industry. It added: “We will challenge the sector to set itself a similar target for the new Logistics Trailblazer apprenticeships […]
The RHA has welcomed the DfT’s decision to relax cabotage rules for car transporter firms during the new number-plate peaks in March and September, but warned that it should not be extended to other sectors.
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.