Gist is offering up to £5,000 to HGV drivers joining the business from August in a bid to boost driver numbers and ensure continued deliveries to key customers, including Marks & Spencer. New drivers joining Gist will receive a £2,000 sign-on bonus and up to three additional retention payments for continued service, amounting to a total of £5,000. Gist, which employs over 2,000 drivers, is also offering new recruits a benefits package which includes a “generous” pension scheme, sick pay, […]
DHL Supply Chain has launched Driving Ambition, a new training programme which aims to train 1,000 HGV drivers in 2022.
The government has clarified its response to a petition demanding councils and major developers take into account HGV welfare facilities when deciding applications, acknowledging that professional drivers have been let down.
Transport industry business groups have demanded that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises.