Police are calling on HGV drivers to report anything suspicious when parked up at motorway service areas (MSAs) after a slew of thefts last month. Thieves are targeting MSAs across the UK’s road network, resulting in thousands of pounds of goods and fuel being stolen, according to the latest findings from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NAVCIS). Recent cargo crimes at MSAs include six incidents of diesel theft at the Clacket Lane services on the M25 last month, whilst […]
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]
The government has pledged to improve overnight HGV parking facilities through “established and new” processes as part of its Covid-19 recovery plan.
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.