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    Torsten Schreck to lead MAN Truck & Bus TopUsed UK division


    Torsten Schreck has been appointed director of the UK division of MAN TopUsed, the international used vehicle brand of MAN Truck & Bus SE.Schreck succeeds Chris Sharp who is taking up the position of general manager of MAN sales and support at MAN Truck & Bus in Australia.Torsten joined MAN ...

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    Fleet Operations recruits commercial director


    Fleet Operations, a provider of outsourced fleet management services, has appointed Doug Hyett (pictured) to the newly created role of commercial director.It said Hyett would oversee the commercial development of the business, growing its UK customer base while driving cost-efficiency savings for fleets on their net zero journeys.Read moreFleet Operations ...

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    Asset Alliance Group names new MD for finance and leasing


    Asset Alliance Group said its MD of bus & coach, Michael Bycroft (pictured), had been promoted to the new position of MD for asset finance and leasing.He assumes responsibility for the strategic development of the group and will oversee the truck and trailer contract hire, leasing and finance sales divisions, ...

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    Stuart Godman replaces Caroline Green as Pallet-Track CEO


    Pallet-Track has appointed parcels expert Stuart Godman (pictured) as its new chief executive, bringing with him more than 30 years of logistics sector knowledge.Godman replaces Caroline Green who is stepping down after two and a half years in the role.Pallet-Track said his primary focus will be to deliver growth for ...

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    Pall-Ex launches CPC Training Academy


    Freight distributor Pall-Ex Group has launched an in-house Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course for both its members and UK HGV drivers in general.The RTITB approved course, which is being held at Pall-Ex's central Leicestershire base, as well as online for groups of up to 16 people, is ...

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    C&D South West hails success of Kickstart candidate Bailey Wright


    Somerset-based road haulage firm C&D South West is celebrating the success of its Kickstart scheme trainee Bailey Wright who has achieved a distinction under the programme.Wright (pictured) gained a distinction on his end point assessment (EPA) for his customer service practitioner apprenticeship, as well as completing functional skills in Maths ...

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    Richard Chamberlain appointed as SAIC Maxus UK and Ireland country manager


    Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) has appointed Richard Chamberlain as SAIC Maxus country manager for the UK and Ireland.Chinese manufacturer SAIC said Chamberlain's appointment comes at a time of "sustained growth" for the Maxus brand, which is distributed by Harris Group across right hand drive Europe.Chamberlain joins SAIC from Stellantis ...

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    Yodel creates over 2,000 jobs ahead of peak season


    Parcel carrier Yodel is creating over 2,000 seasonal roles across its 50 nationwide locations, as it prepares for the festive peak season.The company has also launched a brand-new recruitment website which makes applying for new driver roles easier for candidates.Announcing the recruitment drive for drivers and warehouse workers, Yodel said ...

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    Wilko DCs to close next week with loss of nearly 300 jobs


    Wilko’s two distribution centres at Worksop in Nottinghamshire and Newport in Wales are set to close by Friday next week (22 September), with the loss of more than 300 jobs, whilst the retailer's 408 stores will close by early October, according to administrators PwC.The announcement of the store closures follows ...

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    Whistl execs appointed as sponsors for race, disability and women initiatives


    Whistl has tasked senior leadership to drive internal equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives focused on race, disability and female representation within the company.Mark Lawrenson, head of operations, takes on the role of lead sponsor on race diversity within the company.  Whistl is a long standing member of the Race ...

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    Driver Academy Group bootcamps help train over 1,300 new HGV drivers


    More than 1,300 HGV driving trainees on the government-funded HGV Skills Bootcamps scheme have passed their practical test since April this year, helping to tackle the UK's ongoing lorry driver shortage.According to new data from the Driver Academy Group consortium more than 800 of those Bootcamp trainees who passed their ...

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    School of Thought calls for firms to offer repair shop work experience in 2024


    School of Thought, which promotes recruitment in the automotive repair industry, is calling on the logistics industry to commit to offering one week’s work experience in its repair workshops in 2024.The campaign, known as The Year of Automotive Work Experience, was launched earlier this month by The School of Thought ...

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    New ONS data reveals another HGV driver shortage crisis looming


    Revised data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the threshold for triggering another driver shortage crisis is lower than its original data shows.The recently published revised statistics show the driver shortage crisis in 2021/22 was triggered by a 15% drop in driver numbers, rather than the ...

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    Hundreds of Wilko warehouse jobs at risk as bid for failed retailer misses deadline


    More than 1,300 workers at two Wilko distribution centres are in danger of losing their jobs after a bid by private equity firm M2 Capital to buy the entire company fell through this week.The two distribution centres, located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and Magor in Newport, employ around 1,300 staff across ...

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    Prohire strengthens operations team with new appointments


    Commercial vehicle hire and fleet management solution firm Prohire has made four new appointments to its operations team, along with one promotion, as part of an ambitious growth strategy.Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Prohire provides commercial vehicle rental and long-term vehicle contract hire, together with fleet maintenance, accident repair management, and fleet ...

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    “Arduous” recruitment processes for logistics jobs is putting off top talent, index reveals


    Transport and logistics firms could be missing out on top talent due to complicated application processes, new research has found.Business management software specialist The Access Group, has published its Recruitment and Resourcing Index, after analysing 20 industries to find out which ones offer candidates the best experience when applying for ...

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    Sam Hammond promoted to operations director at family firm C&D South West


    Somerset-based haulage company C&D South West has promoted Charles ‘Sam’ Hammond to operations director after seven years of working in the family business.C&D have been operating for over 35 years and are now under the third generation of leadership with siblings Lorna, Cayla and Sam all working for the family ...

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    Younger directors leading the way in the warehousing sector, new research reveals


    The average age of directors and founders in the warehousing and distribution sector is significantly lower than in transport and logistics, according to research by Approved Business Finance.The research used data from Companies House to analyse the average age of 2,000 founders, chief executives and MDs in the UK’s biggest ...

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    Hauliers urged to take part in survey to help develop Scottish HGV apprenticeship


    Logistics employers across Scotland are being urged to complete an online survey which will help create a modern Driving Goods Vehicle apprenticeship, aimed at meeting the sectors current and future needs. The survey has been launched as part of a wider move to review and refresh apprenticeships across Scotland, ...

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    Forwards Solutions names new senior managers


    Freight software firm Forward Solutions has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of a new manager of operations and a development manager.Tom Donnelly is promoted to manager of operations having already spent 19 years at the company, with roles including software support engineer and product specialist.Meanwhile, Tony Eley has ...