The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago. After three years of improving fortunes for the transport sector, there were 58,018 tests taken in the year to 31 March 2017, compared with 65,127 the previous year. Tests at category C and C+E were on an upward trajectory, since reaching a low of 43,589 in the year to 31 March 2013. The pass […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) is to launch a voluntary accreditation scheme for Driver CPC training providers in a bid to drive up standards within the road transport sector. SfL hopes its new scheme will “sharpen up” the quality of training currently on offer to candidates and make it more relevant to operator’s needs.
Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports.
Pall-Ex has become the latest logistics business to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in a move aimed at both helping veterans and tackling the industry’s skills shortage.