CM Downton and Arla Foods have both launched national apprenticeship schemes to entice new workers into a sector feeling the pinch of a severe driver shortage. Gloucestershire-based CM Downton said the company’s scheme will be a “first step” in communicating the career opportunities in the sector to jobseekers. “Logistics can be an incredibly rewarding industry to work in,” said operations director John Downton. “And if we’re going to tackle the skills shortage we’re facing at the moment, it’s something we as […]
The man leading a new study investigating the relationship between a driver’s personality and their behaviour behind the wheel in order to identify those most at risk to driving incidents, is calling on operators to get involved.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
Bridgestone has extended its existing relationship with Axis Fleet Management, signing a deal at last week’s CV Show to provide tyres and whole-life support for the hire firm’s entire fleet.