Gregory Distribution has taken on four apprentice drivers at its Cullompton depot as part of a drive to attract younger people into the industry. Sean Pearson, Mitchell Brooks, Callum Clinton and Jack Miles, all aged 19, are undertaking driver training at a local training facility as part of their apprenticeship, while learning other skills associated with the job in-house at the depot on Cullompton. The four drivers went through an intensive interviewing process, and were selected from a pool of […]
Current eyesight test regulations for drivers may not sufficient to protect drivers against the dangers of night-time driving, according to the RTITB.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
Scania has stopped offering would-be professional drivers HGV licence acquisition training because the market has become “highly competitive”.