Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities. The RHA, FTA, BVRLA and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) met with Jesse Norman and environment minister Therese Coffey to outline their concerns about local authorities rushing plans for clean air zone (CAZ) regulations without giving the road transport sector due consideration. The […]
The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.