The government is committed to delivering Brexit on schedule on 31 October with or without a deal, transport secretary Grant Schapps MP told the RHA parliamentary reception last night.
Last night the RHA held its annual parliamentary reception at the House of Commons, just days before the UK is due to leave the EU and one year since Sir Mike Penning MP (above) announced he was forming a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics.
Driving a truck or bus in southern Africa is a dangerous occupation, and raising the standards of driver training is vital to reducing the high death toll from road traffic accidents.
At the TRATON Group Innovation day in Sweden last week, motortransport.co.uk caught up with Christian Levin, TRATON’s chief operating officer and head of R&D.
Almost half (44%) of employees in the transport and distribution industry don’t feel valued by their employer, according to new research from payroll and HR systems provider Moorepay. This is the joint highest percentage of any sector, along with retail.
Europa Worldwide Group MD Andrew Baxter has announced a RAPID Career Development Programme campaign. As a businessman who didn’t go to university and started working straight from school, Baxter is a strong advocate of learning on the job.
An interactive workshop being hosted by Scania and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden will explore how digital technologies will shape the future of work. It is being led by Fresh Thinking Labs – which describes itself as a UK-based international open source movement for workplace innovation, combining state of the art online interactions with in person opportunities for knowledge sharing with other companies and leading practitioners.
The TRATON group, which includes Scania and MAN, believes the EU’s target of cutting carbon emissions from heavy trucks over 16 tonnes by 15% by 2025 can be achieved largely with conventional engine technology but the much tougher target of a 30% reduction by 2030 will require significant sales of alternative drive trains, mainly battery electric.
The DVSA is looking at a range of options to make its Earned Recognition (ER) scheme for ‘exemplar’ operators more commercially attractive.
With just over a month to go until prime minister Boris Johnson insists the UK will leave the EU deal or no deal the chief executive of the RHA Richard Burnett has told motortransport.co.uk that the government has failed to help the transport industry prepare for Brexit.