Abbey Logistics has teamed up with British Sugar to help it launch its own “earn while you learn” Class 2 to Class 1 training programme. Designed and managed by Abbey’s driver training team, the course will run alongside Abbey’s existing Class 2 to 1 programme. The British Sugar training programme aims to boost driver numbers on British Sugar’s inhouse fleet which transports bulk homegrown sugar across the country. Set to be launched later this month, the course is seeking Class […]
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.
Moves towards delivering dangerous goods driver training remotely are underway following concerns that classroom training is putting candidates and training providers at risk of contracting Covid-19.
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.