Lenham Storage enjoyed a ‘successful’ year’s trading in the 12 months to 31 August 2015, but the driver shortage remained a challenge. In the directors’ notes to its annual accounts, Lenham said it had struggled with the recruitment of both category C and category C+E qualified drivers during the period. It meant a greater reliance on agency drivers to meet an increase in activity during the year, which pushed up its cost of sales. This was partially tempered by a […]
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.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
Expect Distribution has blamed a fall in profit on its loss-making two-man delivery service, which ceased operating in May last year, but said that new deals in its contract logistics business will get it back on track.