The skills shortage, Brexit and the push towards low-emission vehicles are the biggest issues facing the road transport industry, the chief executive of the RHA has said. Speaking this week at a parliamentary reception to mark National Lorry Week, RHA boss Richard Burnett called on MPs to support the industry through the coming challenges. Burnett told those in attendance that the driver shortage, of some 45,000, was still a concern. “The average age of a HGV driver is 55, and […]
Ordered to clean the air: how the logistics sector found itself in the firing line of the air quality battle
Last month’s third High Court defeat by environmental law firm ClientEarth has really put the government under the cosh over tackling air pollution.
The government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA.
The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April.