Fraikin has employed an operations director, Andy Towns (pictured), to lead its engineering and operations functions as it works towards bringing its maintenance back in-house. Towns joins after four years as aftersales director at Farid Hillend Engineering and he will report directly to MD Darren Hall. He has 35 years of experience in the industry, including direct experience of running a national network of commercial vehicle workshops. Towns said: “Darren shared his plans for the business with me; in particular […]
Maritime Transport has strengthened its senior management team with a series of new appointments, including former non-executive director Chris Lewis, who joins as deputy chairman, after leaving his interim post as chief executive of the Port of Felixstowe, 12 months before the end of his contract.
A career in logistics, including becoming an HGV driver, is the solution to spiralling unemployment rates – but the DVSA needs to sort out the thousands of lost driving tests during lockdown, according to Logistics UK.
The job of an HGV driver is not eligible for the Shortage Occupation List and the industry needs to focus instead on filling roles from the ballooning UK unemployed, according to the government.