Warehouse staff at specialist parcels carrier, Tuffnells, are being offered the chance to take part in a 12-month driver programme to become fully qualified class C drivers.
The commercial fleet industry is hoping to secure changes to the apprenticeship levy after securing Government cash to tackle the driver shortage.
Hermes to hold seminar at Fleet Live next week.
IRU calls on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity.
New DfT training programme aims to support and upskill unemployed, veterans and re-offenders to take up a transport career.
MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Road Freight and Logistics hear just 1% of drivers are under 25.
A failure to deliver safe, secure rest areas and address shortcomings in the apprenticeship levy are damaging efforts to tackle the driver shortage, truck associations have warned.
Logistics businesses anticipate that 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage.
The European road transport sector is facing the most acute professional driver shortage in decades, a new report by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has found.
National recruitment agency Encore Personnel is helping bridge the current driver shortage, by investing £10,000 in additional training and incentives for its drivers.
They can be a really useful resource but fleets must manage the process carefully, say experts
Proposals to end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit could spoil Christmas for those working in the logistics sector.