Lancashire tipper operator Gerrard’s of Swinton has opened a new training centre to expand its capacity to train ex-services personnel as HGV drivers. The company, founded in 1864 by Jonathan Gerrard, is now run by his great-great grandson, MD and former soldier Sebastian Gerrard. He spent six years in the King’s Royal Hussars where he crewed Challenger 2 battle tanks and trained HGV drivers while serving in Northern Ireland. Since leaving the forces, Gerrard has made it his mission to […]
The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago.
The directors of Action Express launched a driver training school last week, with the promise that it will fully fund the training of 100 new drivers with a guaranteed job for those who pass their tests.
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.