The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met. With around six months to go until the deadline to put the 1,800-plus trailers (at 14.6m and 15.65m) on the road, just 500 are in operation. “Given the current rate of take-up, it is highly unlikely that the 1,800 figure will be reached by December […]
Parcel carrier APC Overnight has revealed that all of its LGV drivers have completed the Driver CPC. Its drivers have all completed the compulsory 35 hours of training two years ahead of the September 2014 deadline. Transport manager Surjit Ram said: “Road safety is imperative in any logistics firm, particularly one the size of APC, so to have our drivers qualified to the highest standard in their field gives us added confidence that every aspect of our service is top […]
Career Academies UK has been awarded a £50,000 pot of funding to help launch five new UK logistics academies.