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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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Examiners vote to strike over plans to increase tests per day

Examiners vote to strike over plans to increase tests per day

PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) members working for DVSA as driving examiners, and their line managers, have voted to support strike action and action short of strike in defence of their working terms and conditions. 92% of members voted for strike action on an 80% turnout with 95% voting yes to action short of …

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