Renewed request for PM to tackle driver shortage

26 October 2021

The headlines may now have moved on to COP26, the climate crisis and the possibility of the Government introducing “Plan B” restrictions to cope with increased Covid infections but the haulage industry is keen to remind others that the driver shortage problem has not yet been solved.

NLW will rise to £9.50 in April 2022

26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.

First GB-designed 7.5-tonne electric truck on its way

21 October 2021

Tevva has unveiled a new 7.5-tonne electric truck with a 160-mile battery electric range or up to 310 miles using its range extender technology which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.

Get ready for ULEZ expansion

19 October 2021

In May it was confirmed by the Mayor of London that the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would be expanded in October 2021.

Extension to cabotage rights is proposed

18 October 2021

To alleviate pressures with the supply chain due to lorry driver shortages, the Government is proposing to implement a temporary legislative extension of road haulage cabotage.

HGV and bus driving test changes risk safety

14 October 2021

Government plans to address the current driver shortage by amending the rules on testing are causing deep concern to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Recruiting HGV food drivers with a temporary visa

8 October 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that a number of EU drivers would be given short-term visas to help overcome the current shortages in the transport sector, details have been published about how these drivers can be employed.