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 […]
Gregory Distribution has opted to re-fleet with Scania trucks, with 300 units due to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator during the next three-years. The decision to replace around two-thirds of Gregory’s vehicle fleet with Scanias comes after comparative fuel trials featuring trucks from four manufacturers. John Gregory, chief executive of Gregory Distribution, says: “The results were extremely encouraging and this, backed with factors such as driver appeal and the extensive range of maintenance services offered by Scania […]
Pall-Ex has won the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for providing training and jobs to former military personnel.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) is to launch a voluntary accreditation scheme for Driver CPC training providers in a bid to drive up standards within the road transport sector. SfL hopes its new scheme will “sharpen up” the quality of training currently on offer to candidates and make it more relevant to operator’s needs.