Think Logistics, the DAF Trucks-backed drive to encourage 16-19-year-olds into a career within the transport and logistics sector, has grown its network of learning centres to nine.
The initiative, the brainchild of Abbey Logistics’ Steve Granite, has the full-backing of the RHA, the FTA, the CILT and a number of leading truck operators, and is being delivered by national education charity, Career Ready.
DAF Trucks was the first high profile sponsor of the project since it announced its three-year partnership at the CV Show in 2015.
Since then, it has attracted additional funding from the FTA and, more recently, from both the DHL Foundation and the National Logistics Academy.
Think Logistics has now opened four additional logistics centres in England, making nine Think Logistics Career Ready centres across the UK.
To date, more than 1,400 young people have attended Think Logistics workshops, including 400 alone between September and December 2016.
Ray Ashworth, managing director of DAF Trucks, said: “I’m thrilled at the success of the Think Logistics project.
“The welfare of the truck industry is very dear to me, and I’m especially passionate about empowering young people and showcasing the many good aspects of haulage and transport.
"There’s a huge diversity of career options on offer and Think Logistics is bringing the message to the young people of this country.”