Meachers Global Logistics has posted an increase in turnover and profits, but said rising costs and a shortage of drivers is proving challenging. The Southampton-based logistics company increased group turnover by 17.2% to £30.6m in the year ending 31 May 2019. Pre-tax profit increased by 16.5% to £2.2m. In its review of the business, the company said the “significant increase in activity was achieved with an increased number of staff and agency labour”. It added: “Employee numbers increased by 4% […]
The HGV annual test model has failed to demonstrate resilience during the pandemic, prompting Logistics UK to call for a review of the system.
Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences.
Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic the logistics sector has demonstrated the valuable role it plays in enabling this country to function. But is has failed to address the long-term shortage of LGV drivers, estimated at around 50,000, which will have a serious impact on our economy.