Jack Richards & Son is tackling the driver shortage head on and offering category C drivers in Cheshire the opportunity to gain their C+E licence at weekends. The haulage company has teamed up with training provider Horsepower Training to create more qualified drivers using ‘assisted funding’ for candidates not eligible for apprenticeships or who can’t afford training costs. Drivers will be given hands-on training behind the wheel of a truck from the company’s Northwich depot’s fleet on Saturdays and Sundays, […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry. SfL has been awarded £1.4m from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to attract up to 1,000 people leaving the services into a job within logistics. Through its Military Transitions to Logistics programme, SfL will provide a specific route into the sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel. Mick Jackson, chief executive of SfL, said: “The sector has a requirement […]
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.
Training the industry’s instructors is key to solving its skills crisis and should not be overlooked, according to the RTITB.