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 […]
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 […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.