P&O Ferries has launched a new initiative providing free food, shopping discounts and cabin upgrades to freight drivers. The move is aimed at raising awareness of their contribution to keeping the economy moving. Under its ‘Free Food February for Freight Drivers’ initiative, those sailing on P&O between Dover and Calais can have a complimentary meal from a menu that has been ‘specifically designed to be filling and hearty’. Two freight drivers per vehicle can claim a free meal by presenting […]
The RHA held a National Training Conference at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum last month. Describing 2012 as the year Driver CPC ‘comes of age’ the day was dominated by discussion of this most emotive of subjects. Seen by some as the way forward to improve the sector’s image, others view it as a government cash-cow with too many “cowboys” delivering training. However, conference chairman Richard Fry started the day with the message that was consistently delivered throughout: Whatever you think […]
RHA research has revealed that the long-predicted driver shortage is now severely affecting operators as they gear up for the Christmas peak.
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…