Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship. MD Andy Downton told MT: “It’s no secret that the government’s only got a certain pool […]
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 […]
EmergeVest, the Hong Kong-based private-equity investor that has acquired CM Downton, NFT Distribution and Palletforce over the past four years, has merged its road transport and logistics assets into one company: EV Cargo.
Canute has launched a new cycle safety scheme in conjunction with its supply chain client Wilko’s.