Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences. The scheme was developed to help tackle the current driver shortage affecting the logistics sector, and will initially focus on training up candidates to work across the group’s rigid vehicle fleet operations, predominantly in the South West, on milk collection, general distribution and palletised services. It will complement existing company development […]
Classifying HGV drivers as ‘low skilled’ and refusing potential applicants from getting visas could cause the industry to grind to a halt, business groups have warned.
DVSA warns HGV drivers to check they are driving legally after DVSA technical problems hit CPC records
DVSA is warning HGV drivers to check they can still drive legally after technical problems with the agency’s website prevented drivers’ training records being uploaded in time for the Driver CPC deadline this week. The agency is also asking enforcement officers to “be aware of the outages” and to “act accordingly” when checking a driver’s Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
Family firm Bowring Transport has seen business return to pre-Covid levels after an annus horribilis which saw the sudden loss of the firm’s much loved MD David Bowring from pancreatic cancer in January 2020, closely followed by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.