The FTA has called on France’s new president Emmanuel Macron to reverse his predecessor’s decision to charge a €40 (£34) driver fee. The fee, set to come into force next January, targets “posted workers”. These are defined as EU workers operating outside of their own country on a temporary basis and employed by a foreign company. The fee will be used to maintain a database that will handle all documents required by French authorities for posted workers – including drivers. […]
The DfT is being urged to make longer semi-trailers a ‘business as usual’ option for fleets, following the government’s latest trial update.
DfT under fire over Brexit ferry deals as FTA prepares for the worse and Manston contingency is extended
MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.