Veolia is offering heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers a £1,500 bonus to join its municipal collection operations in the UK.
Veolia is urging mums to consider a new career as a bin lorry driver as the national driver shortage is felt by councils across the country.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposals to help ease the chronic shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.
Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales to alleviate “acute supply chain pressures”, says DfT.
Calls for the army to mobilise to protect the UK’s food supplies as the national shortage of truck drivers escalates.
As authorities bid to encourage cycling and walking, freight has been ‘completely overlooked’.
New DfT training programme aims to support and upskill unemployed, veterans and re-offenders to take up a transport career.
£8m scheme aims to establish 150 pop-up advice centres across 10 countries, with messaging supported by a billboard and media advertising campaign.
The Institute of Road Transport Engineers welcomes announcement DVSA will supply more testers, but says only time will tell whether it will be enough.
The RHA has said that Government plans to provide more parking does not “go far enough” in response to the DfT’s National Lorry Parking Survey.
By Paul Singh, founder and CEO of SmartWitness