A former HGV driver with Moody Logistics has been promoted to transport logistics planner having gained a Level 5 supply chain management qualification through the Institute of Supply Chain Management. Mark Fisher, who started with the Cramlington-based family firm as a multi-drop driver in 2013, was funded to complete the Open University course by Moody Logistics as part of its approach to encouraging staff to develop their skills and industry knowledge. The 46-year-old was voted by colleagues Driver of the […]
A radical plan to resolve a huge backlog in driving tests for HGV drivers is needed when the doors open again to candidates next week, according to the Logistics Skills Network (LSN).
Between now until 2017 the logistics sector will need to find half a million recruits, simply to replace those forecast to leave the sector due to retirement. Put another way, this equates to replacing a fifth of the logistics sector’s current workforce, a considerable challenge by any measure. Last month’s launch of the Occupational Craft Skills Groups by Skills for Logistics (SfL) in London is the latest attempt to reconnect the provision of skills with the grassroots needs of employers, and play […]
An HGV driver has been disqualified for 26 months following a collision on the A140 in Suffolk after he was found to be more than four times over the drink drive limit.