The DVSA must overturn its decision to stop all LGV driving tests during the pandemic to help address the shortage of professional drivers in the industry, according to Logistics UK. It said the industry needed 76,000 drivers and that the government must act now to secure the future of the industry. In a report looking at skills and employment in logistics, the group said Brexit and Covid-19 had exposed structural issues in the labour market. It said a raft of […]
The Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship could soon include category C+E after hundreds of hauliers backed the suggestion in an official survey aimed at gauging industry support for its inclusion.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a £100,000 fund to help Covid-hit automotive businesses save apprenticeship jobs as the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end.
A Redditch haulier closed down with the loss of 39 jobs after it lost two major customers amid an ongoing struggle to recruit drivers, according to its administrator.