John Jempson & Son has backed the call for a government loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate along the same lines as a student loan. MD Jonathan Jempson leant his support to Massey Wilcox Transport MD Robert Wilcox’s recent demand that the government tackle the driver shortage crisis via a loan scheme. The company, which specialises in construction haulage, operates around 80 trucks and 150 trailers from its headquarters in Rye, Sussex. Jempson told motortransport.co.uk: “The driver […]
Scania and SP Training have begun offering a national HGV driver training programme.
Challenge TRG Group has acquired Phoenix Training Services for an undisclosed sum as part of plans to build its presence in the HGV driver training sector.
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.