A national road pricing scheme to replace an emissions-based tax regime must not penalise the road haulage industry, MPs have been warned. Giving evidence to the transport select committee earlier this week, the RHA said hauliers already pay more tax than anywhere else in Europe and any new road pricing scheme should not punish logistics firms further.
Upskilling your drivers is important for numerous reasons. Road transport is a heavily regulated industry so there are naturally several mandatory training requirements, depending on the work being carried out. But more generally, it also promotes safe driving, reduces road collisions, and can help keep your workforce feel supported in their job. HGV training and recruitment experts, Driver Hire Training, have revealed some top tips for keeping your drivers’ skills fresh.
Ministers have considered the views and evidence provided via the consultation that took place from 14th to 21st October 2021. This includes responses by representatives of the goods road transport sector. The consultation has tested reaction to proposals and sought evidence about them. Issues have been raised in principle for and against any cabotage relaxation.
A 22-year-old HGV driver has turned to TikTok to show people it can be a "career for anyone".
Becky Giles, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, has been driving lorries for four years for her family-run agricultural haulage business in Desborough, Northamptonshire.
When you are working as a trucker, whether you are new to the business or you have started out for the first time, it is important to do everything you can with the utmost safety. In fact, safety should be your number one concern when operating on the road. To help you get an idea of the steps that you can put in place in order to ensure your safety while trucking, this guide has been created. It is worth reading the complete overview that has been written below in order to learn all about how you can keep safe as a trucker.