Being responsible for a heavy goods vehicle is a hazardous occupation, especially when handling and transporting dangerous goods. At Drive Personnel, we take the safety of our drivers very seriously and provide all of our HGV drivers with personal protective equipment to mitigate the risk of injury when necessary. What is PPE? Personal protective equipment… Continue reading The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Drivers
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) estimates a national shortage of approximately 50,000 qualified HGV drivers, and with a quarter of the industry workforce due to retire in the next decade, there has never been a more important time for a national campaign to train and develop more HGV drivers. Brexit In addition to the existing… Continue reading Road to Logistics: How the UK is Tackling Driver Shortages
With the growing popularity of online shopping via Amazon, there has been increased pressure on other eCommerce websites and online retailers to provide a similar service, with fast (and often free) delivery. This has inevitably put increased pressure on logistics services, specifically as a result of the changing expectations of customers, and in particular an… Continue reading The Impact of the Amazon Effect on the Logistics Industry
There is currently a national shortage of over 50,000 HGV drivers, and with the average age of UK drivers at 53, the industry is lacking younger drivers to fulfil the next generation of recruits. What skills does an HGV driver need? To become an HGV driver, you must be over the age of 18 and… Continue reading How to Become an HGV Driver
Opportunities for Female HGV Drivers This year, Jodie Lawson became the youngest female lorry driver in the UK. Having started her training just months after her 18th birthday, the fashion student passed both her Class 1 and Class 2 HGV training in May. Growing up around heavy goods vehicles in the family freight transport business… Continue reading Will the nationwide driver shortage be solved by more female HGV drivers?
With so many of the HGV drivers working in the UK hailing from the EU, it is important to us that our drivers understand the steps that they need to take to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit. About the EU Settlement Scheme The EU settlement scheme is an outline of steps that allow EU,… Continue reading Drive Personnel and Brexit