Gist said it had seen a big rise in applications for driver vacancies since the launch of its sign-on bonus and rejected claims that such schemes have only led to poaching between competing operators. The temperature-controlled logistics specialist has been offering up to £5,000 to HGV drivers this month in a bid to boost numbers and ensure continued deliveries to key customers, including Marks & Spencer. New drivers get a £2,000 sign-on bonus and up to three additional retention payments […]
Hauliers are calling for a moratorium on apprenticeship levy payments following further delays to the inclusion of a Category C+E licence in the LGV Driver Apprenticeship.
Nearly 100 operators involved in bridge strikes have been reported to the traffic commissioner in the last 12 months, figures reveal.
Wincanton chief calls for fast track training as client Ikea reports delivery delays due to driver shortage
The driver shortage is continuing to impact on retailers with flat pack giant Ikea reporting difficulties delivering around 10% of its stock and Accolade, the UK’s largest wine firm warning that Christmas stocks of wine are under threat.