Walkers Transport is tackling the driver employment crisis by launching a ‘Warehouse to wheels’ scheme, which gives aspiring drivers a route into full-time careers. The fully-funded, two-year course with an optional third year covers all areas of warehousing and transport and gives the next generation of drivers the opportunity to earn while they learn. The starting salary is £18,000 and this rises for each year successfully completed to a post-scheme salary of £28,000. The optional final year sees all learners […]
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 […]
The Logistics Skills Network (LSN) has slammed the DVSA’s decision to suspend HGV driver testing and training during the government’s latest four-week lockdown in England, which began last week.
Driver training is one of the main bearings in the engine of economy and safety. Paired with telematics it ekes out all the incremental gains. But elsewhere in the world, driver training has a more basic function. Ian Norwell reports from Transaid’s Zambian projects.