Moody Logistics has proved that apprenticeships can be successfully used to train HGV drivers after training up former warehouseman Alex Skelton to a Category C truck driver. Twenty two-year-old Skelton started work in the Cramlington firm’s distribution depot last September as part of its warehouse-to-wheels apprenticeship programme and has now gained his HGV licence after training with Tyneside Training Services (TTS), part of Gateshead College Group. Moody Logistics was one of the founders of TTS in the 1960s; it was […]
Food wholesaler BidCorp and the National Buying Consortium are calling on the government to take urgent action to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers and warehouse operatives or face worsening food shortages and price inflation across the UK.
Classifying HGV drivers as ‘low skilled’ and refusing potential applicants from getting visas could cause the industry to grind to a halt, business groups have warned.
In reference to the article by David Coombes in the latest edition of Motor Transport (6 July) I would again wish to comment on the assumptions made.