Monday 20th Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

RHA calls for £2m for driver training

The Road Haulage Association has called on chancellor Phillip Hammond to stump up £2 million to support driver training, arguing that there is a shortage of 45,000 drivers putting UK supply chains at risk.

It calculates that the investment could return £30 million to the UK economy.

The RHA also calls on the chancellor to take action on Brexit to ensure free trade and cut fuel duty. Chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Brexit is now less than 19 months away and we are highlighting to government the importance of free-flowing borders and current reliance on EU workers”.