The government scheme to bring 4,700 HGV drivers over on a temporary three month visa has attracted approximately 200 drivers in total and is now closed to new applicants, according to Home Office migration minister Kevin Foster. Appearing before the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee last week Foster told MPs that “around 200 visas” had been issued. The committee grilled the minister on the effectiveness of the emergency visa scheme in plugging gaps in the farming and […]
With a shortage of new HGVs, combined with an increasing labour crisis, hauliers have been told they need a robust warranty to ensure their fleet can continue to go the extra mile.
Transport for London (TfL) has given Fleet Source the go-ahead to deliver FORS-funded training on road safety and environmental responsibility during lockdown.
There has been an “explosion” in demand among HGV drivers for D4 medicals, with waiting times increasing and adding another obstacle to resolving the driver crisis.