A recruitment drive in Leicestershire this month attracted hundreds of potential HGV drivers, according to event organisers. Translink Express Logistics helped spearhead the Let’s Talk Logistics day at Fosse Park Shopping Centre on 12 October, along with the department for work and pensions, Leicestershire county council, Aggregates Industries and Samworth Brothers Distribution. Chris Hobbis, commercial director of Pallet-Track member Translink, said: “There were simply hundreds of people there from first thing in the morning until the end of the day […]
The DVSA must overturn its decision to stop all LGV driving tests during the pandemic to help address the shortage of professional drivers in the industry, according to Logistics UK.
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 RHA has given a cautious welcome to the government’s decision this week to set up an industry taskforce to advise on the UK’s supply chain crisis but warned that ministers must act on its advice rather than use it as a “smokescreen” to hide a lack of government action.