Road Skills Online has announced that, following recent assessment by the CPD Standards Office, its drivers’ Professional Development Plan (PDP) is now formally recognised as four hours of CPD training for each year of eLearning completed. Road Skills Online said professional development in the freight transport sector is being increasingly recognised as an effective way to reduce costs, minimise collisions and improve road safety, but finding time to sit down with drivers is harder than ever. Its eLearning platform therefore […]
Association warns MPs of crisis during National Lorry Week RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has described the sector’s skills crisis as “unprecedented” and called on the government to reverse its controversial decision not to back an HGV Trailblazer apprenticeship.
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.