Fleet operators are being urged to show their support for a move to include the Cat C+E licence in the Large Goods Vehicle driver apprenticeship. The 12 month apprenticeship, which was launched in 2016, currently only includes the Cat C licence, which is limited to rigids. The FTA said this week that without the inclusion the Cat C+E licence the apprenticeship is “not fit for purpose,” because it fails to address most hauliers’ needs and to tackle the HGV driver […]
Massey Wilcox Transport is calling on the government to tackle the driver shortage crisis by introducing a loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate in a similar way to the student loan system.
Closing the skills gap the logistics industry faces is the responsibility of every operator, writes Think Logistics founder and Abbey Logistics group CEO Steve Granite.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.