Dave French

FORS gold haulier ELB Partners has recruited one of its own drivers to the role of driver representative to help address a growing shortage in the industry.

The Wimbledon-based company appointed former Class 1 driver Dave French (pictured) to the new position and he’s now the first port of call for drivers regarding any issues or training requirements.

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French, who suggested the creation of the role to ELB’s MD, said: “As we know, keeping drivers is a big challenge due to the well-documented shortages in the industry and every time there is a bout of CPC renewals, you lose some more.

“We need to come up with more innovative ways of keeping both new and old drivers happy and this new role is working really well already.”