The trailblazer group for the logistics sector has expressed frustration at the delay in getting an apprenticeship for urban driving up and running, despite the current significant skills shortage. Jim French, co-chair of the transport and logistics trailblazer group, said a delay by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IATE) in making a decision on the urban driver category C HGV driver apprenticeship was heaping more damage on the perception of the industry. The group has recently been successful […]
A Redditch haulier closed down with the loss of 39 jobs after it lost two major customers amid an ongoing struggle to recruit drivers, according to its administrator.
The Academy of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has held a series of four seminars across Europe under the DRIVEN banner (drivers and road transport instructors vocational European network), looking at how member states have implemented the EU Driver CPC directive. DRIVEN rolled into the UK in October, being held alongside the Commercial Motor Live event at Millbrook in October, attracting more than 70 operators and training companies to a packed day of keynote presentations and hands-on workshops. A […]
Next-day deliveries are in danger of becoming a thing of the past unless certainty over the status of EU workers is provided by the government, the GMB union has claimed.