The government and Logistics UK will launch a new initiative to attract more people into the haulage industry as part of continued efforts to plug a skills gap. Speaking to MPs on the Transport Select Committee, secretary of state Grant Shapps (pictured) said the work it had done to help resolve the driver shortage had already “massively assisted” the sector. The transport secretary was responding to a question about what the government’s current estimate was of the total number of […]
Prohibitions issued by the police or DVSA during roadworthiness checks have fallen by 19% since 2013, according to figures obtained by Logistics UK.
Revisions could be made to the UK’s flagship HGV Road User Levy to make it compliant with EU rules, a source said this week.
Operators face queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent and a two-day wait to reach border, leaked post-Brexit report warns
A leaked government document warns that lack of haulier preparations for Brexit could create major delays on routes to the UK’s channel ports with HGV drivers waiting two days to reach the front of queues of up to 7,000 trucks – whether there is a trade deal with the EU or not.