Training the industry’s instructors is key to solving its skills crisis and should not be overlooked, according to the RTITB. The training board said the industry is lacking skilled trainers as well as drivers and warehouse workers, and recently introduced new modules to its Instructor Academy. The new options in its training portfolio include fleet instructor and pedestrian pallet truck instructor training. The academy also works with transport businesses to tailor its training to their specific needs. Simon Docherty, RTITB […]
All 68 drivers at United Biscuits have now successfully completed their final 7.5 hours of Driver CPC training. Bill Hooton, national transport controller at United Biscuits, says he is “delighted and proud” that all drivers have completed their CPCs. “We are committed to ongoing annual training and recognise the benefits, as it helps focus and maintain high standards in safety and operation performance,” he explains. “Our training gets great feedback from the drivers and they help contribute to the training […]
In 2012, Bibby training subsidiary System Training recorded a shock pre-tax loss of £7.5m, pushing its parent Bibby Distribution Services (Holdings) into a £4.6m loss.In 2013, System’s operating losses were cut to a “marginal” £500,000, and in its annual report Bibby said the business was now “more streamlined and focused” and that work was continuing to return it to profit.