ELB Partners, based in London’s Wimbledon, will be looking to recruit at least 12 HGV drivers this year as its partnership with EP Training Services continues to bear fruit. The haulier has worked with EP Training services for the past few years and has recruited up to 15 newly qualified drivers a year via the driving school based in Bookham, Surrey. Sean Pargeter, MD at EP Training Services, said: “The biggest problem in the industry is there’s a huge demand […]
RHA research has revealed that the long-predicted driver shortage is now severely affecting operators as they gear up for the Christmas peak.
Business leaders have called time on the apprenticeship levy, demanding the government ends the “failed experiment”.
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.