Hauliers are calling for driver agencies to be regulated by government in a bid to raise agency driver standards. The call for greater regulation follows substantial rises in driver agency rates of around 20% over the past year, driven up by the driver shortage crisis, the IR35 tax reform and the introduction of pay parity last year. Currently there is no requirement for driver agencies to be accredited to any government-regulated scheme, which hauliers argue is an oversight that undermines […]
John Jempson & Son has backed the call for a government loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate along the same lines as a student loan.
FORS has joined forces with Network Rail to try to drive down the number of bridge strikes by HGVs.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has partnered with charity Mates in Mind to improve the mental health of its workforce and members.