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 […]
The DfT was hit with the biggest government departmental cut in the Spending Review today.
The new apprenticeship levy will come into play on 6 April and will change the way the industry funds and trains its apprentices. Having led the industry’s bid for its own trailblazer apprenticeship, RHA deputy director of policy Colin Snape marks National Apprenticeship Week for Motortransport.co.uk by outlining the top five things operators need to know about the tax and how to use it.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]