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  • Relying on foreign drivers could affect the industry long term
    25 January 2016
    Relying on foreign drivers could affect the industry long term

    RHA have warned that relying on foreign HGV drivers could jepardize the long-term stability of the industry.

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  • Female HGV drivers will save £5billion haulage industry
    21 January 2016
    Female HGV drivers will save £5billion haulage industry

    Politicians and Haulage firms strongly believe that by targeting women in their recruitment process will help alleviate Scotland's shortage of drivers

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  • Truck drivers should find another job
    15 January 2016
    Truck drivers should find another job

    The founder of a British charity has angered the haulage industry by claiming lorry drivers who complain about threats and attacks by migrants in Calais should just change jobs.

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  • Hundreds of lorry drivers in breach of driver hours
    04 January 2016
    Hundreds of lorry drivers in breach of driver hours

    Hundreds of lorry drivers found in breach of their driving hours in a year long campaign.

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  • HGV drivers see above average pay increase
    07 December 2015
    HGV drivers see above average pay increase

    According to figures published by the ONS HGV drivers have benefited from above average, above inflation increases in their wages this year.

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  • Returnloads.net launch live vehicle tracking
    01 December 2015
    Returnloads.net launch live vehicle tracking

    Returnloads.net adds live vehicle tracking to their freight exchange as a completely free benefit for their members.

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  • RHA set up Calais reporting line
    24 November 2015
    RHA set up Calais reporting line

    RHA set up 24/7 incident reporting line for hauliers who travel through Calais.

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  • Petition to ban lorries during rush hour gets 13,000 signatures
    18 November 2015
    Petition to ban lorries during rush hour gets 13,000 signatures

    Petition to ban lorries from London’s roads during rush-hour gets over 13,000 signatures.

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  • DfT reveal plans to improve motoring agencies
    16 November 2015
    DfT reveal plans to improve motoring agencies

    The DfT reveal plans to improve and streamline the motoring agencies as well as tackle the HGV driver shortage as part of a wide ranged review of UK motoring services.

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  • National Lorry Week a Success
    09 November 2015
    National Lorry Week a Success

    National Lorry Week declared a success by the RHA.

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  • RHA insist fuel duty revenue should be used to fund more drivers
    06 November 2015
    RHA insist fuel duty revenue should be used to fund more drivers

    RHA insist revenue generated from HGV fuel duty should be used to help fund new drivers in light of the driver shortage crisis

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  • Freight crime doubles across Europe
    29 October 2015
    Freight crime doubles across Europe

    Freight crime has nearly doubled in Europe according to recent data

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  • Chaos in Calais starts again
    23 October 2015
    Chaos in Calais starts again

    Chaos in Calais is reignited as migrant numbers dramatically increase

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  • FTA calls for support from the Government
    21 October 2015
    FTA calls for support from the Government

    The FTA have called on the Government to support logistics industry apprenticeships

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  • HGV driver shortage could delay online deliveries
    12 October 2015
    HGV driver shortage could delay online deliveries

    Wincanton call for action to train more HGV drivers as the driver shortage poses real threat to the industry.

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  • Semi-autonomous production truck tested
    07 October 2015
    Semi-autonomous production truck tested

    First ever test of a semi-autonomous production truck on a public road.

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  • HGV driving test waiting times increase
    05 October 2015
    HGV driving test waiting times increase

    67% of HGV test centres across the country have seen an increase in the average waiting time for a vocational examiner.

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  • HGV road deaths drop by 3.5%
    28 September 2015
    HGV road deaths drop by 3.5%

    New figures show that the number of fatal accidents involving HGVs has reduced whilst overall road fatalities have increased.

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  • Investigation into HGV driver shortage launched
    14 September 2015
    Investigation into HGV driver shortage launched

    Transport Commitee launches investigation into UK HGV driver shortage.

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  • Driverless trucks could save haulage industry billions
    08 September 2015
    Driverless trucks could save haulage industry billions

    Study reveals driverless trucks could save the haulage industry up to £47.5bn over 10 years.

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  • HGV drivers could be banned from turning left
    02 September 2015
    HGV drivers could be banned from turning left

    HGVs drivers delivering to London may be forced to take routes that prevent them turning left.

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  • TfN looks to transform northern freight & logistics sector
    26 August 2015
    TfN looks to transform northern freight & logistics sector

    Transport for the North (TfN) will be developing a dedicated freight and logistics strategy for an integrated transport network in the North in a bid to boost freight activity and jobs.

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  • FTA demand compensation for lorry drivers
    20 August 2015
    FTA demand compensation for lorry drivers

    The FTA are demanding compensation for lorry drivers who have been caught up in the Operation Stack chaos.

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  • Calais needs a long term security solution, says RHA
    18 August 2015
    Calais needs a long term security solution, says RHA

    The RHA agree with comments from French police that the installation of additional fencing at Calais will simply push the migrant problem elsewhere.

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  • There must be a long term plan, says FTA
    13 August 2015
    There must be a long term plan, says FTA

    Suspending the training of delegated examiners for HGV driving tests does makes sense in the short term, but there must also be a long-term strategy, says FTA

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