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, […]
Tarmac is rolling out a new smartcard for its HGV drivers, which it claims will make it easier for them to move between it’s 400-plus sites.
Two MT Top 100 operators have warned that a double whammy of the continuing driver shortage and falling fuel prices could make 2016 a challenging year for the contract logistics sector.
Proposals to prevent drivers from completing the same module more than once during a five-year Driver CPC period could restrict operators’ ability to provide relevant training for their drivers, according to the FTA.