Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Matthew Pickering has been named the FTA’s Truck Driver of the Year 44-tonne 2016, following a hard-fought contest. He beat 19 other finalists at Mercedes-Benz Wentworth Park, Barnsley, in a range of tests including driving skills, manoeuvring ability, risk awareness and legislative knowledge, to lift the trophy. In the 18-tonne category, Total Foodservice Solution driver David West took the top prize.
The FTA has warned that the supply chain is “set to disintegrate” if the status of European workers within the UK’s logistics sector is not settled as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
A former HGV driver with Moody Logistics has been promoted to transport logistics planner having gained a Level 5 supply chain management qualification through the Institute of Supply Chain Management.