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 […]
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]
Week-in, week-out, the team of reporters, technical writers, and editors that work for Motor Transport are out there talking to people at all levels of the industry, and in government departments, to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date and compelling content. Asked to share their personal highlights of 2012, the journalists at Motor Transport give you an insight into the world of reporting on the road transport industry: Steve Hobson, editor: “My 2012 highlight was finally seeing the fruits of […]
The number one concern of hauliers remains finding enough good drivers, even for those who are not currently recruiting, according to a survey by Pall-Ex.