Lancashire tipper operator Gerrard’s of Swinton has opened a new training centre to expand its capacity to train ex-services personnel as HGV drivers. The company, founded in 1864 by Jonathan Gerrard, is now run by his great-great grandson, MD and former soldier Sebastian Gerrard. He spent six years in the King’s Royal Hussars where he crewed Challenger 2 battle tanks and trained HGV drivers while serving in Northern Ireland. Since leaving the forces, Gerrard has made it his mission to […]
Advice aimed at helping operators stay on the right side of new tax laws has been published by HMRC today (15 February).
The UK government must make immediate preparations to prevent severe disruption to the flow of goods into the UK in the event of the new mink-related Covid-19 strain originating in Denmark spreading into France, Belgium or Germany, the RHA warned this week.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.