RHA poll of MPs shows strong support for initiative getting drivers into work

The results of a recent poll of Members of Parliament have shown significant support for the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) campaign for grant support to train more truck drivers. 

Of 150 MPs polled, 60 per cent backed the campaign, while 29 per cent indicated “strong support” for proposals that aim to increase the amount of trained UK drivers. 

The RHA – which has expressed concern that the UK is facing a potential 45,000 driver shortfall – is calling for chancellor George Osborne to provide targeted, time-limited funding to enable hauliers to get new drivers licensed and qualified to work. 

Mr Osborne is presenting his 2015 budget today. 

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