Canute has launched a new cycle safety scheme in conjunction with its supply chain client Wilko’s. The scheme involves training drivers to improve their awareness of cyclists, particularly in urban environments, and ensure they are equipped to take all available precautions to avoid collisions with vulnerable road users. The training involves drivers pulling into a designated on-site area with strategically placed bicycles before leaving the yard for delivery. The driver must check that the bikes are all visible in the […]
UK Mail has declined to say what changes it has made to its operation since staff at one of its depots were shown on television mistreating customer consignments.
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]
Both the RHA and the FTA have slammed JAUPT’s unilateral decision to change the procedure governing Driver CPC course approval, stating its new diktat will not improve standards but could cause further reputational damage. The associations have gone on the offensive after course approvals body JAUPT wrote to training providers this month, stating copies of all presentations and documents used to deliver Driver CPC courses would, effective immediately, now need to be sent to it at the course approval stage. […]