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Driving economic growth

October 2, 2014 Motor Transport

Welcome to the first of my columns giving you what will be a ‘hands on’ and coalface perspective of the recruitment and talent issues facing all employers in our industry today. I want to start by discussing skills shortages; the current and growing issue of 150,000 LGV drivers that are needed to drive future economic growth.

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MT teams up with Logistics Job Shop to help operators recruit

September 16, 2014 Motor Transport

MT has teamed up with Logistics Job Shop to launch an improved recruitment service for the UK distribution industry. Founder David Coombes said: “Logistics Job Shop has a clear understanding of its customers, providing a targeted arena for employers and jobseekers. “While traffic and job applications may be lower than generalist jobs sites, the relevance and quality of candidates and positions are stronger, focusing on quality not volume. You won’t be inundated with irrelevant applications or job postings. As an […]

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Van drivers in danger of driving illegally

September 12, 2014 Motor Transport

Mercedes-Benz is urging drivers to double check whether they are susceptible to the new Driver CPC legislation, voicing concerns that many drivers who need a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) to operate legally are unaware that they do so. The company warned that much of the Driver CPC publicity in the lead up to the deadline, which passed last Wednesday [10 September], focussed on truck drivers exclusively, and failed to acknowledge that some van drivers are also subject to the regulations. […]