An industry think tank put together by HGV driver recruitment firm Driver Require believes that the key to solving the long-term shortage of drivers lies in stopping existing drivers leaving the industry as well as recruiting and training more new drivers. The first report from the think tank, led by Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith, pictured, and including leading hauliers, training providers and industry bodies, estimated that since the beginning of the pandemic the HGV driver pool has contracted by […]
The government’s “insane” immigration policy is to blame for the lorry driver shortage, and not Brexit, the head of retail giant Next said this week.
Lancashire tipper operator Gerrard’s of Swinton has opened a new training centre to expand its capacity to train ex-services personnel as HGV drivers.
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 […]