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 […]
Widnes-based tanker specialist Suttons was founded by Alf Sutton in 1926 and remains family-owned. The founder’s grandson John Sutton was appointed CEO of Suttons Group in 2013 and the Sutton family still form the majority of the Suttons Group board. Suttons Group has two operating divisions: Road Tankers, headed by MD Michael Cundy; and Suttons International, where Barry McNally is MD. Road Tankers turns over around £70m a year, with the business split roughly 55% chemicals, 35% gases and 10% […]
The government has quashed hopes for a new HGV driving Trailblazer apprenticeship by rejecting the standards for a third time.
Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences.