Drivers face new challenges in era of change by David Coombes MD, Skills for Logistics We’re now two years into the Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship, and while we are seeing increasing uptake month on month it is still only scratching the surface in addressing the continuing driver shortage. The UK is experiencing change at a rapid pace with growing legislation to help make cities cleaner, quieter and safer for the millions who live and work in them. Vehicle operators are under […]
Walkers Transport will welcome two new staff members to its Manchester depot next month after putting them through their apprenticeship qualifications.
Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship.
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.