A price-fixing compensation action has attracted more than 2,000 hauliers since it went live in June of this year, the RHA said today. According to the association, which is leading the action before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London with support from legal counsel Backhouse Jones and Exchange Chambers, 650 other hauliers have also expressed an interest. The RHA, which has funding from Therium for the legal action, claimed those already signed up represent circa 120,000 vehicles at 6-tonnes up […]
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.
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.