HGV driver candidates are now being offered virtual reality (VR) technology to help them pass their test and get behind the wheel quicker.
Moody Logistics and Storage has described its in-house training programme as a “huge success” after its first two driver apprentices gained their Class 2 licences in less than five months.
A county-wide recruitment event in Leicestershire, aimed at appealing to the public to become HGV drivers, takes place next week.
Former senior traffic commissioner (STC) Beverley Bell (pictured) has launched a training company offering operator licence awareness, Driver CPC and transport manager courses.
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.
London’s £4.2bn Tideway project has rolled out an immersive driver training programme to boost safety around vulnerable road users.
The DVSA and JAUPT will take action against any driver or training provider that is found to repeat the same periodic training subjects as part of the Driver CPC.
The FTA is calling for the government to switch the logistics industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy so firms can retrain staff in new roles rather than make them redundant.
An apprentice truck driver, part of the initial cohort of Co-op’s all-new professional driver programme, has beaten nearly 320 drivers to be the top-performer at the company’s Castlewood distribution centre, despite acquiring his licence with SP Training just three months ago.