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 […]
The DVSA has confirmed it will add questions to the HGV driver theory test about class VI mirrors, after a coroner raised concerns about the risk of deaths being caused on the roads.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) launched its Driver CPC Standard of Excellence last week at an event held at the John Lewis Northampton distribution centre.