Logistics firms need to diversify their workforces by fishing in a wider range of talent pools if the industry is to solve its skills crisis, Lynn Brown (pictured), recently appointed HR director of XPO UK and Ireland, told the Motor Transport Future Transport workshop at the CV Show on September 1. Brown said that one positive outcome from the Covid pandemic was that the supply chain was showcased as key workers. “This is a selling point we should communicate when […]
Road haulage and logistics is an essential but “forgotten” industry that government must do more to support if it is to address its skills shortages and help drive the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, according to Sir Mike Penning MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on road freight and logistics. But a separate survey of training providers carried out in May by Skills for Logistics has found that the training industry’s ability to resume HGV driver training after the lockdown […]
The UK’s youngest female transport manager CPC holder has slammed the logistics sector for not doing enough to attract new recruits.
Urgent reforms of HGV driving training, tests and apprenticeships needed to solve skills crisis, warns Logistics UK
Logistics UK is calling for the government to urgently tackle the driver shortage crisis by providing financial support for HGV driver training, reforming the Apprenticeship Levy and prioritising HGV driver tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions.