Gist rejects poaching claims as bonus scheme sees tenfold increase in driver applications


 

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 […]