The government has hinted at reforming the Driver CPC following calls from the industry for it to be suspended in order to attract back professional drivers. Government minister Trudy Harrison said there were “merits in modifying the processes” and she acknowledged that the costs involved for HGV drivers could be “difficult”. In response to a question in the House of Commons about the Driver CPC, Harrison said: “The driver certificate of professional competence was introduced to improve road safety and […]
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.
Operators should soon be able to see how promptly large firms pay their bills under government proposals announced last week designed to name and shame businesses that “ride roughshod over their suppliers”.
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.