The Department for Transport has announced that the current limited drivers’ hours relaxation will be extended until 23.59hrs on Tuesday 21 April 2020 and apply to all road haulage operations. The move follows discussions between RHA chief executive Richard Burnett (pictured) and secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps. “This is a blanket relaxation covering all sectors,” Burnett said, “and recognises how integrated and inter-dependent supply chains are across the whole economy. The sector is working as efficiently and as […]
A promise by the government to splash out with the “biggest ever investment” in roads is still not enough to plug a backlog in maintenance, with billions more needed, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).
Construction materials group Breedon is paving the way for workers to switch careers and pursue a new life as an HGV driver through its apprenticeship scheme.