Ministers have agreed to increase funding for HGV apprenticeships to £7,000, after the road haulage Trailblazer Group (TBG) rejected the previously announced level of £6,000. The group, which helped develop the apprenticeship standard, welcomed the announcement by the education secretary and urged the sector to engage in the process to help solve the driver shortage. Ministers intervened after the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) set a new level at £6,000 to fund two new HGV driver apprenticeships. The […]
Massey Wilcox Transport is calling on the government to tackle the driver shortage crisis by introducing a loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate in a similar way to the student loan system.
Conditions in the road transport market have “never been more challenging” the chief executive of Gregory Distribution has said.