Leading operators have insisted raising driver pay rates and offering sign-on bonuses will fail to ease the current chronic labour shortage and have instead led to rates increases and firms poaching staff from each other. Their warning comes amid a raft of fresh incentives being offered by major supermarkets and logistics operators to lure HGV drivers into new positions. However, Cullimore MD and RHA chairman Moreton Cullimore rejected recent claims by the Unite union that boosting driver pay rates would help […]
Proposals to prevent drivers from completing the same module more than once during a five-year Driver CPC period could restrict operators’ ability to provide relevant training for their drivers, according to the FTA.
The RHA has congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his General Election victory but urged him to work with the freight and logistics trade on “a number of key issues of vital importance to member companies”.
Almost 5,000 HGV learner drivers lost more than £180,000 last year due to suspended practical tests, according to freedom of information data.