FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall. It forms part of the infrastructure services company’s wider efforts to tackle construction’s major skills gaps. The 13-month apprenticeship is funded through the government’s apprenticeship levy. It will support new entrants into the industry as well as permitting existing employees to upskill or re-train. FM Conway will deliver the programme in partnership with Scania and South Essex College. It will see 36 apprentices per […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
Trade associations have cautioned against adding further complexity into the London supply chain, after TfL went live with its latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) consultation.
The RHA has said that compensation in its legal case against the truck manufacturers involved in the price-fixing scandal could yield around £6,000 per truck.