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 […]
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
The RHA and Microlise are to train military veterans who have spent time in prison for jobs in the logistics industry.
International hauliers face “Armageddon” if no deal is struck in regards to Brexit, industry commentators have warned.