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 […]
Concerns over the driver shortage and continuing growth in the economy could lead to above-inflation pay rises for 2015, the FTA has suggested.
CM Downton and Arla Foods have both launched national apprenticeship schemes to entice new workers into a sector feeling the pinch of a severe driver shortage.
The life of a professional driver has changed dramatically over the last few years, with technology playing a huge part in this. One man and his truck has turned into one person, their truck and their digital toolbox.