The RHA has called on political parties to put road freight at the heart of transport policy making ahead of the general election. Its election manifesto has highlighted five key areas which it says must be addressed to keep the economy moving: transition to net zero; the skills shortage; infrastructure investment – roads and lorry parking; fuel duty and Brexit RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said he will continue working closely with government to tackle the industry’s major issues as […]
FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.