Logistics operator CTS Logistics has established a Driver Academy to train new HGV drivers suited to the specialist cargo the firm delivers across the UK and Europe. CTS, based in Silchester, Berkshire, covers the £4,000 to £5,000 cost of training and gaining an HGV licence, taking on entry-level candidates and training them from scratch. Trainees can become a Category C+E driver in 18 months with a mixture of classroom-based theory and on-the-job driving experience. Arron Young, pictured, has been working […]
Kinaxia is preparing to forge ahead in 2022 after weathering the worst of the pandemic and Brexit to deliver a 66% rise in operating profit, chief executive Simon Hobbs told MT this week.
The HGV driver training ‘bootcamps’ launched last year with £34m of government funding have got off to flying start, according to Mark Currie, CEO of the National Logistics Academy (NLA) and Manchester training firm Mantra Learning.
Given the amount of publicity there has been around the shortfall of HGV drivers, it may have been more appropriate for the RHA to rename its National Lorry Week (25-31 October) as National Lorry Drivers’ Week.