John Jempson & Son has backed the call for a government loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate along the same lines as a student loan. MD Jonathan Jempson leant his support to Massey Wilcox Transport MD Robert Wilcox’s recent demand that the government tackle the driver shortage crisis via a loan scheme. The company, which specialises in construction haulage, operates around 80 trucks and 150 trailers from its headquarters in Rye, Sussex. Jempson told motortransport.co.uk: “The driver […]
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
Challenge TRG Group has acquired Phoenix Training Services for an undisclosed sum as part of plans to build its presence in the HGV driver training sector.
Pall-Ex has become the latest logistics business to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in a move aimed at both helping veterans and tackling the industry’s skills shortage.