In 1995, Abbey Logistics approached All Saints secondary school in Kirkby looking for talent to fill two management trainee vacancies. The young men it chose, Steve Granite and Paul Laverick, have grown up to become the current MD and commercial manager at the Merseyside company. The structured training, which provided an all-round understanding of the Abbey operation, allowed Granite to progress from trainee accountant to his current role, while Laverick developed his business skills over the years. Since then, several […]
Abbey Logistics Group is to roll out Microlise software across its fleet of 350 trucks, replacing the three separate systems it has been using to date.
Eddie Stobart has ended its award-winning driver apprenticeship scheme run in association with System Training. The pair won Apprenticeship of the Year in the 2012 MT Awards for their two-year scheme that saw 10 trainees taken on from 200 applicants.
Transport and storage is one of four UK sectors that is most at risk of losing jobs due to automation, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).