The logistics sector has been offered expert advice on how to attract and develop a new and more diverse workforce after the FTA’s annual Skills Report revealed the driver shortage figure has risen to 59,000 from 52,000 in 2018. Speaking at the 2019 Labour Shortages Conference in Birmingham on 29 October, FTA head of skills and Welsh policy Sally Gilson said the “driver crisis” first identified back in 2015 was worsening and that urgent measures were now needed to tackle […]
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.
Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions.
Government’s emissions strategy contains very little for the road transport industy, say associations
Trade associations are urging the government to provide more focus and funding to the road transport sector to help it play its part in reducing UK carbon emissions.