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The year for change: new research from AA driving school reveals 1 in 5 Brits want to become their own boss in 2023

1 in 5 (18%) of employed adults intend to become their own boss in the next 12 months, with nearly half of working Brits also considering a career change to get a better work-life balance (43%) or better pay (47%). The AA Driving School research also shows many (60%) people are worried the cost-of-living crisis …

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DPD to launch autonomous delivery robots

DPD to launch autonomous delivery robots

DPD is to start autonomous robot deliveries in two Milton Keynes neighbourhoods, as part of a trial with AI-powered robotics and last mile delivery company, Cartken. The DPD branded robots, which will operate out of the firm’s Knowlhill depot, will navigate the city’s traffic-free Redway network to access the residential neighbourhoods of Shenley Church End …

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Employers widening access to company cars to drive fleet growth

Employers widening access to company cars to drive fleet growth

Almost three quarters of fleets (73%) expect their fleet size to stay the same or decrease, according to the 2022 Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer. However, more than one in four respondents (27%) are predicting growth in the number of vehicles they operate during the next three years. The overwhelming reason cited for growth by fleet …

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Low-cost lightweight steering system for HGVs receives DfT funding

Low-cost lightweight steering system for HGVs receives DfT funding

The Government has awarded almost £2 million to support the development of 51 projects that are aimed at creating a more efficient transport system. The Department for Transport (DfT) funding is part of the Government’s Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) programme. Winning a share of the cash is the University of Cambridge, which is …

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UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

To tackle the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, the UK Government has invested £34.5m in ‘skills bootcamps’.   The funding is the highest in the last eight years combined, which will help companies train around 11,000 new drivers, as the cost amounts to around £4,000 for each, the Financial Times reported.   Sally Gilson, policy …

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