Abbey Logistics A host of improvements at Abbey Logistics, including a 58% reduction in ‘at fault’ RTAs and a drop of more than a fifth in vehicle damage, have followed significant investment in its driver training team. At the beginning of the process, the company decided to focus on several core objectives: to be the best in class for driver skill, quality and behaviour; to increase driver retention; to reduce incidents; and to establish tailored training for individual drivers. The […]
Expect Distribution is a family-owned 3PL based in Bradford employing 296 staff at four sites and running 110 vehicles. Now in its 32nd year, the firm is consistently improving its financial performance and is on track to achieve turnover of £34.9m in 2020. It constantly reinvests in its business and in 2019 added a new 215,000sq ft site near its head office overlooking the M606. Expect describes itself as a “solutions-based business” that takes a proactive approach to delivering value […]
DPD is now the UK’s leading domestic parcels carrier, with 10 consecutive years of profit growth. It has more than doubled turnover since 2013 and 2019 was another successful year, with turnover up £72m to £1.38bn.
CM Downton Downton’s apprenticeship programmes, covering driving, administration and mechanic roles, are a key strand of the company’s recruitment strategy. They’re particularly focused on apprentices benefiting from the support of more experienced colleagues to help develop their vocational skills. The company has designed a programme that delivers a return as well as creating opportunities for young and female drivers and those from more diverse backgrounds. After gaining their licence, apprentices partner up with an experienced mentor to learn skills on […]