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. Gloucestershire-based CM Downton said the company’s scheme will be a “first step” in communicating the career opportunities in the sector to jobseekers. “Logistics can be an incredibly rewarding industry to work in,” said operations director John Downton. “And if we’re going to tackle the skills shortage we’re facing at the moment, it’s something we as […]
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.
CM Downton has secured a new contract with the plastics division of DS Smith following a tender process.
Driver First Assist (DFA) was recognised at a parliamentary reception last week (18 January) and has received warm words and £70,000 of funding from the DfT. Motor Transport technical editor Colin Barnett takes a look back at the development of the first aider scheme.