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 […]
Debts relating to road traffic accidents racked up by former drivers of a Birmingham contract haulier have been written off after it was concluded it would not be cost effective to track them down.
Packaged chemicals logistics specialist HW Coates Holdings has played down a near 20% rise in pre-tax profit last year, describing it as “satisfactory”.
The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices.