With HGV driver training courses costing around £3,500 and the absence of a fully fledged HGV driver apprenticeship, the industry’s driver shortage looks set to continue. So is it time to look to alternatives? One solution recently mooted by Robert Wilcox, MD of haulier Massey Wilcox Transport (main image), could be the introduction of a government-backed loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate in the same way as the student loan system. Under the scheme, applicants accepted on […]
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
The RHA is calling on the government to give greater importance to lorry cargo thefts, which currently fall under the same category as the theft of a pair of sunglasses from a motor vehicle.