Classifying HGV drivers as ‘low skilled’ and refusing potential applicants from getting visas could cause the industry to grind to a halt, business groups have warned. The government this week unveiled its plan to move away from the UK’s reliance on “cheap labour” from Europe and instead “encourage people with the right talent.” The proposals include expanding the definition of skilled workers to those educated to A-level/Scottish Highers equivalent standard. A points-based system would also be introduced, with overseas citizens […]
Government to enforce Operation Brock as Brexit contingency amid plans for 45 haulier advice centres
Logistics UK said hauliers should be reassured by the government’s contingency plans for any disruption on Kent roads in January, after it said it would introduce legislation to enforce Operation Brock.
“Frightening and irresponsible” – Highway Code changes would transfer legal liability to HGV drivers, RHA claims
The RHA has expressed “serious concerns” over proposed changes to the Highway Code that it said would leave HGV drivers legally liable in the event of a collision.
The DfT is planning a major trial of around 3,000 25-metre artics on Britain’s roads this year and will drum up support by giving Denby Transport permission to use its Eco-Link B Double road train as a demonstrator from next month.