The launch of a new independent trade association for vocational transport training providers gives the sector a collective voice for the first time. The Logistics Skills Network (LSN) has been a long time in the making, but the catalyst for its formation came earlier this year, as professional training ground to a halt amid the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. “There was no-one giving sound advice to say what independent training providers could, or could not, do,” explains Billy […]
A strike scheduled to take place next week by HGV testers working for the DVSA has been suspended after the government agency agreed to a series of meetings with union Prospect.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
A DfT review of the HGV testing system is on the cards in a move that could see the DVSA’s monopoly on HGV testing overturned and the door opened to accredited Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) operators.