Fraikin has launched a heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme to develop the next generation of HGV technicians. The three-year, Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship standard is designed to expand Fraikin’s engineering capabilities and it said it would recruit a new intake of apprentices every two years. The company said apprentices will join the programme on a competitive starting salary, which will increase over the three years and then into a final consolidation year, before each successful candidate will join the business […]
Europe’s largest road transport conference is back on May 15th, ready to welcome over 1,200 delegates to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This free-to-attend, one-day event is for those involved at an operational or management level in the operation of road transport fleets. Marian Kitson, director of enforcement at the DVSA and Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt are already confirmed to present, with many more exciting speakers to be announced imminently. Motor Transport will be there. Join us to increase […]
Wincanton has put in place a turnaround plan for its Pullman Fleet Services business after the segment delivered an “underwhelming” performance in its most recent financial year.
Wincanton has warned that a decline in customers’ volumes and a reduced demand for warehousing will “adversely affect” the business in the next 12 months. In a trading update issued today (Tuesday 3 April), the group says that while it has successfully retained and won new contracts across all sectors, market conditions in retail, FMCG and containers have been challenging. It adds that a number of its customers are seeing a decline in volumes, which is resulting in reduced demand […]