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    Call for government and industry to help disabled drivers return to work


    The government and haulage industry need to do more to provide resources and support for drivers with cognitive and physical disabilities to help them return to work, according to new research from haulage digital marketplace SNAP.

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    Michelin teams up with Transaid to deliver tyre safety training


    Two Michelin training Instructors from the UK have successfully completed secondments with international development organisation Transaid, each spending a week supporting the charity’s professional driver training programmes in Ghana and Zambia.

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    RED Corporate Driver Training unveils new safety platform


    RED Corporate Driver Training has launched a new driver, compliance and risk management platform, called SafetyFirst.It said the online platform supported fleet management of driver risk and training and provided employers, fleet decision-makers and drivers with an easy-to-use cloud-based support system on desktop, tablet or mobile.SafetyFirst gives fleets real-time status ...

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    MP hails HGV training firm for fast-track strategy


    A local MP has praised a Gosport-based HGV training provider for simplifying the process for candidates to obtain their Class 1 licence.Caroline Dinenage said GO-LGV was helping to bolster the workforce amid a shortfall in professional drivers, after she visited its premises to learn more about how it was encouraging ...

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    FleetCheck app helps drivers avoid bridge strikes


    A new feature designed to help stop commercial vehicle drivers being involved in bridge strikes.has been added to FleetCheck’s Vehicle Inspection App.The feature tells drivers they are currently using a high vehicle whenever they carry out a scheduled vehicle inspection, providing a regular reminder.Peter Golding, managing director at the fleet ...

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    RED recruits marketing expert to navigate "huge changes" to fleet sector


    RED Corporate Driver Training has appointed training expert Colin Paterson (pictured) to a newly created role of corporate marketing.Paterson joins the business after spending nearly five years as head of marketing at AA Drivetech.He was also director of marketing and communications at IAM RoadSmart and he established the marketing department ...

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    Talstaff Recruitment launches HGV apprenticeship scheme with Stanton Logistics


    Talstaff Recruitment in Rotherham has partnered with haulier Stanton Logistics to launch an HGV apprenticeship scheme and get newly qualified drivers onto the career ladder.Talstaff said that as an agency with a background in lorry driver recruitment it was acutely aware of the pressures faced in the industry over the ...

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    Local councils recruit HGVC to plug driver gap


    HGV training specialist HGVC has been appointed by four local councils to help address HGV driver shortages for local authorities across the country.Brighton & Hove City Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Adur & Worthing Council, and Worcester City Council have all appointed HGVC to provide Novice to Class 2 Skills Bootcamp ...

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    Teletrac Navman partners with Driving for Better Business


    Telematics specialist Teletrac Navman has joined forces with Driving for Better Business – a government-backed National Highways scheme to improve awareness of work-related road risk, employers’ duty of care and employees’ responsibilities.The pair will work together to help create and share insights that enhance productivity, profitability and safety of fleets.Through ...

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    Training firm offers virtual reality simulations to help HGV drivers pass tests more quickly


    HGV driver candidates are now being offered virtual reality (VR) technology to help them pass their test and get behind the wheel quicker.Training firm Easy As HGV said it was improving driver training with the use of “fully immersive VR simulations” in order for prospective drivers to learn and practice ...

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    New training body run by former STC Beverley Bell reveals course details


    Former senior traffic commissioner (STC) Beverley Bell (pictured) has launched a training company offering operator licence awareness, Driver CPC and transport manager courses.Beverley Bell Training will begin rolling out its first courses in the North West in June while Covid restrictions remain in place, but the intention is to offer ...

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    Urgent reforms of HGV driving training, tests and apprenticeships needed to solve skills crisis, warns Logistics UK


    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.The call follows the publication this week of Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Report 2020, ...

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    DVSA warns of major Driver CPC clampdown to tackle rule breaking


    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 enforcement agency and the accreditation service said they had started monitoring training provider uploads and driver records and could revoke a ...

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    FTA calls for Apprenticeship Levy to be used to retrain staff threatened by redundancy


    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.The call comes as the logistics industry braces itself for redundancies as the government winds down the furlough scheme.Elizabeth ...