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). The warning came as trainers in Scotland said hauliers were “screaming for drivers” but that the earliest theory tests could resume is 26 April when Covid rules north of the border are finally relaxed. Paul Spink, LSN co-founder, said there was now an estimated backlog of 46,000 HGV […]
The government has refused to place HGV drivers on the skilled occupation list, saying the public “repeatedly voted” for immigration to be controlled and employers should recruit British workers instead.
Abbey Logistics has teamed up with British Sugar to help it launch its own “earn while you learn” Class 2 to Class 1 training programme.
Haulage operators are demanding government action after a record spike in volumes, combined with a dearth of drivers made worse by a backlog in HGV driver tests, threatened to push many to the brink.