The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack. But this year the competition to find drivers has become even more intense as the overall shortage within the industry bites, forcing companies to offer much increased rates to attract the staff they need. The requirement for extra drivers now lasts over a longer period than in the past, says David Coombes, pictured, MD of Skills for Logistics which owns the […]
The Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship could soon include category C+E after hundreds of hauliers backed the suggestion in an official survey aimed at gauging industry support for its inclusion.
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.
Lancashire tipper operator Gerrard’s of Swinton has opened a new training centre to expand its capacity to train ex-services personnel as HGV drivers.