HGV driving tests began again this week in England, with Wales choosing to restart them on 27 July. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that as the country recovers from Covid-19 it could now open up its services to get the economy moving again. Driver training and theory tests for HGVs in England recommenced on 4 July. Examiners will end a vocational test early if a candidate commits either a serious or dangerous fault or a total of 16 driver faults. […]
Union Prospect has confirmed it is once again contemplating industrial action over the new contracts the DVSA is seeking to get its vehicle testing staff to sign in order to accommodate its move to the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model at authorised testing facilities (ATFs).
Two major business wins helped turnover at Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son increase by 13% last year.
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]