Yodel’s longest working driver celebrates 45 years

George Sinclair

Independent parcel carrier Yodel is celebrating the achievement of one of its drivers, as he marks his 45th anniversary at the company.

Having started at what was then Home Delivery services in 1977, George Sinclair is now Yodel’s longest serving driver.

In August 1977, Sinclair began his career as a courier at Glenrothes depot, which was originally known as Home Delivery services, owned by Littlewoods.

After starting his career as a van driver at the Glenrothes depot, he worked with the team for 10 years before progressing to a two-man 7.5 tonne vehicle for another 10 years.

Yodel said Sinclair was able to further progress his career by moving up to class 1 in 1997, where he practiced trunking. Travelling mainly to Inverness, he has continued trunking ever since.

Following the closure of the Glenrothes centre 11 years ago, Sinclair is currently based at the Perth depot, where he continues with his driving career.

Mark Syme, transport operations manager at Yodel, said: “George has been a great asset to the team over the years. He has been a great influence and has always worked hard and supported his team. George is proof of the fantastic career and growth opportunities available here with Yodel.

“I look forward to continuing to work with George for many more years to come.”

Sinclair added: “My time at Yodel has been extremely rewarding. I have seen a lot of people come and go and the technology has changed so much in the parcel industry. The style of vehicles has moved on so quickly and I thought at one stage I was going to need a pilot’s licence! I am so grateful to my team and the business for all their support over the years.”

To celebrate his 45 years with the Yodel team, Sinclair received £1,000 in Very vouchers.

Max Butler, lead team manager at Yodel’s Truro depot, also celebrated more than 30 years of service with the independent parcel carrier in August, 2022.

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