The DVSA’s ability to resolve a huge backlog in vocational driver tests has been questioned by Logistics UK, which called for expanding delegated testing to fix the crisis. Since driver testing resumed, the DVSA said it had increased the number of tests available by extending operating hours, but it also acknowledged that the pandemic had posed an “unprecedented challenge”. The Logistics Skills Network recently calculated that 118,000 tests are now required over the next 12 months in order to plug […]
Dairy logistics firm Arla has warned hundreds of stores across the UK are not receiving milk deliveries due a shortage of HGV drivers.
The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack.
A ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ apprenticeship programme is proving successful at Moody Logistics, after the Cramlington firm helped one employee transition from its distribution depot to life on the road. The apprenticeship is seen as another way of tackling the current driver shortage and gives recruits a wider appreciation of logistics as they work towards their driver qualifications. Current apprentice Alex Skelton has now swapped warehouse duties for full-time driving after completing the Warehouse to Wheels programme. He said: “I would […]