The directors of Action Express launched a driver training school last week, with the promise that it will fully fund the training of 100 new drivers with a guaranteed job for those who pass their tests. Although the company was set up in April this year, directors Elaine Harries and Syed Ziaullah hosted an official launch event for AE Driver Recruitment and Training at the Silverstone Circuit. Its Jaupt-approved training centre in Northampton has three DVSA-approved driver trainers, who work […]
Former APC chief executive Syed Ziaullah has acquired Swindon-based parcels and pallet firm UK Shuttle for an undisclosed sum.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
The DSA is to work with the industry to develop a revised process for approving Driver CPC training courses.