It is now one year since Sir Mike Penning MP set up a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics with three primary goals: to help ease the chronic shortage of HGV drivers; improve the image of the industry in the eyes of the public; and give logistics a higher profile within government. At the time Sir Mike pledged he would “walk away if it just became a talking shop” and one year on says he is […]
Both the RHA and the FTA have slammed JAUPT’s unilateral decision to change the procedure governing Driver CPC course approval, stating its new diktat will not improve standards but could cause further reputational damage. The associations have gone on the offensive after course approvals body JAUPT wrote to training providers this month, stating copies of all presentations and documents used to deliver Driver CPC courses would, effective immediately, now need to be sent to it at the course approval stage. […]
With mounting pressure on a number of distribution operations, the government has taken steps to ease the pressure on drivers and transport operations to make sure that the supplies that we all need continue to get through.
Tool and equipment hire provider Speedy has become the first company to be awarded an HS2 Earned Recognition (ER) accreditation standard, enabling it to bid for contracts related to the high-speed rail link.