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 Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a £100,000 fund to help Covid-hit automotive businesses save apprenticeship jobs as the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end.
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.