• failing to attract younger workers

    A COMBINATION of health problems, an aging workforce and a failure to recruit younger workers, has generated a crisis in HGV drivers, creating severe skills shortages, which will damage the overall health of the economy […]

  • ‘smart motorway’ schemes

    THE NORTH west of England will see over 100 miles of extra lanes on the region’s motorways to tackle congestion. Four new ‘smart motorway’ schemes, worth around £500 million, are due to start construction work […]

  • unable to offer customers the Scania V8 engine

    AN ONGOING strike at one of its crucial suppliers of cast engine components means that Scania is unable to fulfil its deliveries to customers of more than 2,000 trucks ordered with V8 engines. New sales […]

  • Queensferry Crossing

    SINCE the Queensferry Crossing opened there have been 14 occasions on which the Forth Road Bridge (FRB) would have closed to high sided vehicles due to weather conditions. Fresh data shows the Queensferry Crossing is […]

  • Midlands Expressway

    THE ROAD Haulage Association is baffled as to why Midlands Expressway, operators of Birmingham’s M6 toll road, have decided to increase their charges by 20p-50p per HGV depending on the journey made. Charges for night […]

  • Learner Car Drivers Now Have Motorway Access

    FROM Monday 4 June, motorway travellers began to see learner drivers in L plate cars having lessons, thanks to a change in the law. DVSA chief driving examiner Mark Winn, explains what the changes will […]

  • Review For O-Licence Financial Test

    THE TRAFFIC Commissioners for Great Britain have launched a consultation to look at whether the financial resources test for restricted operator licence holders needs to be changed. The level of financial resources available is checked […]

  • Roadworthiness Directive Implemented

    THE NEW heavy vehicle inspection and categorisation of defects manuals are now published on gov.uk. Some new items are now included in the annual test such as; tampering of emissions or the removal of devices, […]

  • EU Changes To Driver CPC Programme

    THE FREIGHT Transport Association is calling on the DVSA to review the delivery of the Driver CPC training programme as part of the EU mandated changes to the legislation covering the qualification, which saw its […]