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 […]
Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.
Meachers Global Logistics has posted an increase in turnover and profits, but said rising costs and a shortage of drivers is proving challenging.
After three years in the pilot phase, the not-for-profit Road to Logistics scheme developed by the RHA and Microlise to get people including ex-military and ex-offenders trained as HGV drivers is about to start its national roll-out, backed by a £1m grant from the DfT.