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 […]
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
The RHA is warning the government not to create fleets of stranded assets as it moves to phase out diesel powered HGVs.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.