Pallet-Track member Translink Express Logistics said it would invest “whatever it takes” to solve the HGV driver problem as it launches training courses for staff to become professional drivers. The Leicestershire firm is offering fully-funded training to new and existing employees and it said it was confident the idea would help it deal with the chronic shortage. It said drivers will be able to take the course during working hours and won’t have to use annual leave to complete the […]
Road haulage and logistics is an essential but “forgotten” industry that government must do more to support if it is to address its skills shortages and help drive the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, according to Sir Mike Penning MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on road freight and logistics. But a separate survey of training providers carried out in May by Skills for Logistics has found that the training industry’s ability to resume HGV driver training after the lockdown […]
Moody Logistics has proved that apprenticeships can be successfully used to train HGV drivers after training up former warehouseman Alex Skelton to a Category C truck driver.
Conservative MP and former transport minister Sir John Hayes is calling on the government to fix the HGV driver shortage by giving monetary grants to facilitate training, issuing emergency licensing schemes to clear the backlog caused by the pandemic, launching a government-led recruitment drive, and ensuring facilities for drivers are improved to encourage women into the industry.