Almost three quarters of Pall-Ex Group hauliers are affected by the driver shortage every day with all 170-plus members reporting the situation is causing their businesses to suffer, the pallet network is warning. The extent of the impact of the driver shortage crisis was revealed in a poll of the group’s shareholder members, who belong to either Pall-Ex or sister pallet network Fortec. Pall-Ex said that as the current driver cohort ages and fewer young people enter the sector its […]
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.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
A scheme to train ex-offenders as HGV drivers has won £1m of government funding after a successful trial at HM Sudbury Prison.