The number one concern of hauliers remains finding enough good drivers, even for those who are not currently recruiting, according to a survey by Pall-Ex. The pallet network asked 100 of its haulier-members what their key concerns were and the stand out worry – for 41% of respondents – was finding enough good drivers to meet their business’s needs. The main perceived reasons for driver shortages amongst the Pall-Ex members were an ageing population (37.5%); the negative perception of the […]
Leicester-based Premier Logistics has opened its own repair and maintenance facility, as part of its growth strategy.
Pall-Ex has restructured a number of its member postcodes in a move that sees two new members join the network from rival Palletways.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry. SfL has been awarded £1.4m from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to attract up to 1,000 people leaving the services into a job within logistics. Through its Military Transitions to Logistics programme, SfL will provide a specific route into the sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel. Mick Jackson, chief executive of SfL, said: “The sector has a requirement […]