Transport minister John Hayes is to deliver the keynote speech at the Microlise Transport Conference. When he speaks at the Ricoh Arena on 17 May, Hayes will use the opportunity to discuss the opportunities the apprenticeship levy and trailblazer apprentiships can offer the road transport industry. Hayes said: “I have brought the industry together to see where the government can help them address their concerns and to encourage them to rise to the challenge of recruiting the next generation of […]
Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is one of the star speakers at the Microlise Transport Conference on 17 May next year. Bell, who was appointed as traffic commissioner for the North West in 2000 and senior traffic commissioner in 2012, plans to update delegates on the Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s strategic objectives to reduce the burden on compliant operators and target the serially and seriously non-compliant operators and drivers.
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.