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 […]
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]