Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of the Malcolm Group, is questioning the safety of government plans to streamline HGV driver tests to tackle the driver shortage crisis. The proposed changes to the testing regime were announced last week by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. They will see the removal of the need for car drivers to take a separate test to tow a trailer or caravan, allowing around 30,000 more HGV tests to be conducted every year. Tests will also be made […]
Lancashire tipper operator Gerrard’s of Swinton has opened a new training centre to expand its capacity to train ex-services personnel as HGV drivers.
An Employment Tribunal has ruled that City Link failed to properly consult with its employees ahead of its administration in December 2014, and has awarded over 700 ex-staff a maximum pay-out of around £2.5m.
The government has extended the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules in the UK until October, in a move criticised by the industry as not making “any material difference” to the driver shortage.