Tag Archives: HGV

Shortage of skilled drivers remains a concern for freight industry, survey says

A shortage of skilled drivers is still affecting the freight and logistics sector, with many struggling to recruit HGV drivers, a survey has found. The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS), sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking, asked the opinions of 6,000 freight and logistics businesses in the FTA’s membership, and found that almost a third of …

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New contract HGV parking site to open in Yorkshire

New HGV contract spaces will be available in Featherstone in Yorkshire from 1 September, it has been announced. The spaces are in Onward Park in Featherstone, and will be provided by warehousing supplier Onward Holdings Ltd. The site is within 2.5 miles of junction 31 of the M62. The site has toilet facilities. The large capacity of the site is …

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FTA calls on Government to keep promise to scrap Severn Bridge charges

The government should honour its pre-election promise and scrap all charges on the Severn Bridges, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said. The toll to cross the two bridges, which span the Severn estuary on the M4 and M48 motorways, into Wales is £20 for an HGV and £13.40 for a van. This, say the FTA, places a massive burden …

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