PD Ports director Jim French has been awarded an MBE for services to young people in the transport industry in the Queen’s birthday honours. The semi-retired, former RHA chairman said receiving the honour “feels tremendous”, and added that he could not have achieved it without the support of people around him during his career of more than 40 years. He told MT: “During the whole of my career I’ve had a lot of support from other people. In terms of […]
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship.