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Flooring retailer calls on logistics industry to get innovative with recruitment tactics to help solve crippling supply issues

Flooring retailer Factory Direct Flooring calls on logistics industry to get innovative with recruitment tactics

The founder of Midlands-based flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) is calling on the UK logistics sector to generate more creative ways to attract and retain drivers and workers. Amid news of tactics such as sign-up and retention bonuses, and mammoth apprenticeship schemes, Paul Hambidge of FDF …

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Driver shortage crisis: UK business groups demand action

DRIVER SHORTAGE CRISIS UK BUSINESS GROUPS DEMAND ACTION

As the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers continues to affect the logistics and retail sectors, two of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) have written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to outline key three steps the government can take …

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Updated LGV Instructor course to help employers tackle driver shortage

Updated LGV Instructor course to help employers tackle driver shortage

The RTITB Instructor Academy has relaunched its LGV Instructor course, helping employers to address the driver shortage with highly skilled in-house trainers to upskill existing employees, retain existing drivers, and support recruitment programmes. “There is a national shortfall of 60,000+ LGV drivers* and an estimated 30,000 vocational driving test slots …

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Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk says British Safety Council

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue. British Safety …

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Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

The UK’s HGV driver shortage is becoming increasingly concerning, with the ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid-19 and growing demands exacerbating the problem. There are numerous reports of the lack of qualified drivers creating difficulties for the logistics industry, which is having a severe impact on many different sectors, including retail …

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