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 […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has made staff training a number one priority for logistics firms to ensure operations continue seamlessly and employees and customers remain safe.
Hauliers driving around Felixstowe Port are to receive enhanced training aids after an “incorrectly parked” truck was crushed by a container in April, trapping the driver inside.
Transport minister Baroness Vere said extending drivers’ hours was “definitely not a long-term solution” to the burgeoning recruitment crisis and that the industry had known for a long time this problem was on the horizon.