A scheme to train ex-offenders as HGV drivers has won £1m of government funding after a successful trial at HM Sudbury Prison. The trial, which was run by driver training scheme Road to Logistics, saw prisoners linked with potential employers and trained to become qualified HGV drivers. Now the not-for-profit organisation has been given the go-ahead to use the £1m funding boost to train up to 300 drivers in the first year as part of a pilot scheme which could […]
The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge.
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.
The RHA has published a 12-point plan to tackle the HGV driver shortage which it warns has now reached a major crisis point.