The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]
10) Dwain McDonald Title: Chief executive, DPDgroup UK Five MT Awards in one night? Only McDonald has managed that. He might not like us saying it, but McDonald has led the biggest success story in UK road transport in not just the past year, but the past decade.
The UK’s brightest female talent within road transport have been whittled down to a select few ahead of next month’s fifth MAN Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. “Yet again, we are bowled over by the quality of our finalists and hope they show others what fantastic opportunities there are for women looking for a varied and challenging career,” says Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman. Taking place at The Savoy Hotel in London on 17 May, the awards aim to […]
Acumen Logistics Group subsidiary Acumen Distribution has opened a new 50,000ft² warehouse in Halewood, Liverpool, on behalf of an automotive parts supplier. The warehouse, close to Junction 6 of the M62, incorporates just under 2,000 pallet positions and a bulk storage area. It will handle bulk inbound components and deliver parts on a sequenced, just-in-time basis to a nearby car seat manufacturing plant. The new site will be operated by a combined warehouse and logistics team of 13, which includes […]