A partnership in Scotland, between the RHA and logistics recruitment specialist, Driver Hire, is helping former workers from the off-shore oil and gas industry start new careers in road transport. “Whilst still a major employer in Scotland, the oil & gas industry has been shedding jobs for a number of years,” said Sharon Cumming, area manager for the RHA in Scotland. “At the same time opportunities in the road transport industry are growing, with an increasing demand for goods vehicle […]
The UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as the migrant problem continues to worsen in Calais, the FTA has warned.
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]