Plumbing and heating products supplier Wolseley is launching a year-long apprenticeship scheme for aspiring HGV drivers at two of its DCs. The scheme is being delivered in partnership with Telford College and offers a training package worth £7,000 comprising both classroom-based and on the road training, including technical training, maths and English. Successful drivers will receive their Level 2 apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles, a category C+E licence, a forklift licence and their Driver CPC at the end of the […]
HGV drivers crossing the Channel must continue to provide proof of an authorised negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of travelling to the border, according to the government.
Drivers face new challenges in era of change by David Coombes MD, Skills for Logistics We’re now two years into the Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship, and while we are seeing increasing uptake month on month it is still only scratching the surface in addressing the continuing driver shortage.
Tanker firm Hoyer says a rejection of the latest tanker driver proposals by delegates at Unite’s oil trades conference is a “matter of grave concern”. It also slams Unite for its decision to re-ballot the company’s tanker drivers, following concerns raised that not all of them received ballot papers in the initial vote. Hoyer’s statement follows a vote from around 60 delegates at the Unite oil trades conference resulting in members recommending tanker drivers reject the deal in a national […]