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RHA to test MPs truck driving skills

Tory MPs will be challenged on their truck driving skills at the Conservative Party conference next week.

The Road Haulage Association is taking a truck simulator to the conference and MPs will be challenged to beat the score of Alan Marsh, dubbed the haulage industry’s “Stig”.

Marsh became Microlise Driver of the Year after being selected from a field over 90,000 drivers.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “This is aimed at boosting the profile of the industry with the general public, schoolchildren and college leavers, as well as those looking for a change of career. And, at a time when we are facing such a massive driver shortage, we need to do all we can to encourage new entrants in to the industry. Drivers, technicians, warehouse operatives: the jobs are there just waiting for the right people.”