Training company Merlin Supply Chain Solutions is attempting to tackle the problem of the HGV driver shortage by launching a course aimed at helping transport and line managers retain their driving staff. The training company, which is a subsidiary of Knights of Old, is set to launch the course early next year after trialling it internally with driver managers and other hauliers earlier this year. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Merlin MD Andy Frost said: “We believe the best form of driver […]
Partnerlink, the haulage consortium that counts Knights of Old, AK Worthington, Viamaster Transport and David Hathaway Transport as members, has launched a European service. The 18-strong UK consortium, which also features Owens Road Services, John G Russell and R Swain & Sons on its roster, is now offering services between the UK and France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy, having teamed up with six partners on the Continent. MT can reveal three of the European service partners are TSA (France), […]
Telematics firm Microlise has launched its annual search for the top HGV drivers in the UK transport industry.
The industry could lose over a quarter of its driver workforce during the next decade as a result of Driver CPC-related drop outs and retirement. A survey of 172 LGV drivers by recruitment agency Milestone revealed that 8% do not plan on taking Driver CPC training at all, for several reasons including expense. By region, the North East at 13% had the highest number of respondents not planning to undertake training. This is balanced against data showing 18% of drivers […]