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 […]
Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA.
Proposals to grant business groups the power to challenge unfair payment terms on behalf of their members are being considered by the government.
HSE guidance on the handling of pallet weights could take another six months to be finalised and will not set a limit on pallet weights, according to the head of the working group liaising with HSE on the guidance.