Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned. In a new report, The driver shortage: issues and trends, the FTA highlights the UK’s reliance on the 31,542 EU drivers in the sector; a figure up 25% from last year’s 25,109, and up 65% on 2014’s 19,062. The association’s deputy chief executive James Hookham urged the government “to ensure its Brexit negotiations […]
Parcel carrier Yodel is looking to take on 30 new LGV driver apprentices across the UK who will receive a “significant” starting salary on completion, which will be “considerably more” than the industry average.
The FTA has urged TfL to create immediate incentives for greener freight vehicles, such as a reduced Congestion Charge, if it wants to accelerate its vision of London becoming the ultra-low-emission vehicle capital of Europe.