Tarmac is rolling out a new smartcard for its HGV drivers, which it claims will make it easier for them to move between it’s 400-plus sites. Developed by tech company Reference Point, the cloud-based smartcard system, dubbed OneCard, provides each driver with a personalised card that contains the drivers’ credentials, competencies and qualifications. The smartcard, which has a unique identifier to prevent fraud, can be checked using smartphone technology, making for quicker site safety checks. Sean McGrae, Tarmac senior national […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Aggregate Industries and Tarmac were the targets of protests at quarries in Lancashire yesterday, which shut down the sites for the day.
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.