Training company Merlin Supply Chain Solutions is attempting to tackle the problem of the HGV driver shortage by launching a course aimed at helping transport and line managers retain their driving staff. The training company, which is a subsidiary of Knights of Old, is set to launch the course early next year after trialling it internally with driver managers and other hauliers earlier this year. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Merlin MD Andy Frost said: “We believe the best form of driver […]
Knights of Old remains on the hunt for more acquisitions after turnover jumped during the first full year of trading following its integration of the Mainland Group.
The RHA held a National Training Conference at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum last month. Describing 2012 as the year Driver CPC ‘comes of age’ the day was dominated by discussion of this most emotive of subjects. Seen by some as the way forward to improve the sector’s image, others view it as a government cash-cow with too many “cowboys” delivering training. However, conference chairman Richard Fry started the day with the message that was consistently delivered throughout: Whatever you think […]
Eddie Stobart has relaunched its Training Academy and Driving School, offering would-be new HGV drivers finance to help fund their licence acquisition and a guaranteed interview with Britain’s best-known haulier.