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 […]
“Help us to help you” was the message when the RHA delivered a petition to Downing Street last week (18 June) calling on the prime minister and chancellor to sign off on a £150m HGV driver training fund in next month’s emergency budget.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
The Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete.