The man leading a new study investigating the relationship between a driver’s personality and their behaviour behind the wheel in order to identify those most at risk to driving incidents, is calling on operators to get involved. Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) said its ‘Driver Safe 2015’ research involved profiling fleet drivers for free, using psychometric, emotional intelligence and motivational tests and then comparing the results against incident history. Ocado has already signed up to the study, which is being supported […]
The UK’s continuing economic anaemia has forced the road transport industry to cut its cloth in a bid to stay in business. Profits have in many cases come under unsustainable pressure as fuel prices surge, forcing operators to the wall. The current situation has also served to mask a looming driver shortage, according to Skills for Logistics (SfL). This, the sector skills council warns, presents a very real threat to operators’ ability to bounce back when the eventual upswing comes. […]
Gregory Distribution has taken on four apprentice drivers at its Cullompton depot as part of a drive to attract younger people into the industry.
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]