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.
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 […]
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. […]
Salford Van Hire has embarked on a vehicle buying spree, with the purchase of more than 300 new units for its fleet.
DHL, which employs more than 42,000 people in the UK, has launched its own Military Employability Programme to recruit drivers from the ranks of those leaving the armed forces.
Malcolm Group has significantly increased its order of 50ft skeletal trailers from SDC by an additional 80 units.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Forward Trucking Services (FTS) has added two new trucks and three new trailers to its fleet.
Following the recommendations of the Richard Review, the government is in the midst of delivering a restructured, ‘employer-focused’ plan for apprenticeships in the UK, writes Paul Brooks.
NFT is to replace 100 units in its fleet with Euro-6 Volvo FMs, comprising the exclusive supply of its 6×2 and 4×2 units.