The RHA has published a 12-point plan to tackle the HGV driver shortage which it warns has now reached a major crisis point. Launching the plan, RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said: “The upturn in the economy since Covid-19 is increasing demand across supply chains and the reopening of non-essential retail outlets and parts of the hospitality sector is making the situation even worse.” He added: “The pandemic also resulted in the loss of about 12 months of driver training […]
Long-delayed industry guidance on pallet weights for tail lift deliveries is “imminent”, the RHA revealed today (11 January).
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices.