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 acquisition of the Birmingham-based firm, follows its acquisition of TRG Logistics earlier this month and takes the group’s overall turnover to £120m. As part of the deal, founder and director, Trevor Cox, will remain in the business as a non-executive director. Read more Challenge Group snaps up TRG Logistics to form major new […]
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.
After three years in the pilot phase, the not-for-profit Road to Logistics scheme developed by the RHA and Microlise to get people including ex-military and ex-offenders trained as HGV drivers is about to start its national roll-out, backed by a £1m grant from the DfT.