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 […]
Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage.
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.