New CILT president Beverley Bell has said the logistics industry needs to challenge stereotypes and raise its profile if it is to address the widening skills gap in the sector. Senior TC Bell, who officially took the CILT helm this month, addressed guests at the institute’s Annual President’s Inauguration Lunch, asking “why don’t people want to work in our industry?”. She said more needed to be done to challenge the stereotype of a ‘typical lorry driver’ and to champion the […]
1) Beverly Bell Title: Senior Traffic Commissioner Respected by the compliant and disrespected by the non-compliant in equal measure, Bell wields the ultimate power in the industry, deciding whether you have a business or not.
Working practices in the supply chain have been thrust into the limelight by the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Earlier this week the programme aired an edition highlighting long shifts and tough picking targets at a DC run by internet retailer Amazon.