Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports. As operators have found it harder to find good drivers they have become increasingly reliant on agency staff to fill shifts, in turn putting pressure on the agencies to find more drivers. Manpower operations director Jason Greaves (pictured below) has been responsible for the agency’s driving […]
I was honoured to be inducted into the Motor Transport Hall of Fame this month, and it was lovely to meet up with former colleagues from my time in transport journalism and the RHA at the MT Awards. The event also prompted me to compare the HGV driver shortage and the shortages in other sectors – particularly in the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector, in which I have worked for the past three-and-half-years.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is launching a campaign to encourage its members to work with schools to promote careers in logistics, forwarding and the supply chain.
The coming 12 months will see us released from lockdown, though challenges remain with the Christmas peak, IR35 tax reforms, VAT repayments and Brexit border controls coming into force. Not to mention the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19.