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More than one in six jobs require applicants to be able to drive

More than one in six jobs being advertised in the UK requires applicants to be able to drive, analysis suggests. Research by the RAC Foundation shows that in the first week of October 2023 a total of 1,092,172 recruitment ads were posted on the job vacancy aggregator site Adzuna. Of the 1,092,172 advertisements, 189,608 (17.4%)

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Transport and storage industry sees fall of 36.5% in vacancies

Job markets worldwide have struggled throughout 2023 due to factors such as inflation driving up costs and triggering widespread layoffs. Across the UK, there were 226,000 fewer vacancies available in the three-month period from October – December 2023 than there were in the same period in 2022. The UK’s unemployment rate was 3.8% at the

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Evolving learner driver training: Introducing the Milestones project

In an effort to improve new driver road safety, the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) is thrilled to announce the launch of the groundbreaking Milestones project. This innovative initiative aims to evolve the learning journey for new drivers by evaluating the effectiveness of a more holistic modular pre-test training programme in reducing their risk post-test.  What

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H2Accelerate collaboration calls for stronger UK policy framework to support hydrogen trucks

The H2Accelerate collaboration has published the latest in a series of whitepapers on the need for supportive policy frameworks to enable the commercialisation of the hydrogen truck sector. This whitepaper focusses on the UK landscape, examining the existing UK policy framework for zero-emission trucks and proposing policy changes that would enable the roll-out of a

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Driving licence changes to allow teenagers to drive HGVs criticised

Plans to allow 17-year-olds to drive heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) under an accompanied driving scheme have been labelled “dangerous”. The European Parliament’s transport committee has formally agreed to back proposals to reform driving licence rules in the European Union with a majority of one. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says the committee’s position would

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Electrified roads ahead: The UK prepares for cost-effective eHGVs

According to new research from Element Energy, Electric Heavy Goods Vehicles (eHGVs) are poised to become more economical than their diesel counterparts in the coming years. Coupled with recent data from e-mobility service provider ZapMap, which shows that there are now more than 920,000 fully electric cars on UK roads and a further 560,000 plug-in

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