Driver training is one of the main bearings in the engine of economy and safety. Paired with telematics it ekes out all the incremental gains. But elsewhere in the world, driver training has a more basic function. Ian Norwell reports from Transaid’s Zambian projects. Transaid’s work is well known to most MT readers – its goal is that no driver should leave for work with a high probability of not coming home. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, deaths and serious […]
Road haulage and logistics is an essential but “forgotten” industry that government must do more to support if it is to address its skills shortages and help drive the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, according to Sir Mike Penning MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on road freight and logistics. But a separate survey of training providers carried out in May by Skills for Logistics has found that the training industry’s ability to resume HGV driver training after the lockdown […]
London’s mayor wants devolved powers to set up a “covid recovery visa” and fill vacancies in sectors struggling with serious shortages, such as haulage.
The job of an HGV driver is not eligible for the Shortage Occupation List and the industry needs to focus instead on filling roles from the ballooning UK unemployed, according to the government.