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Road to Logistics: How the UK is Tackling Driver Shortages

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…

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The Impact of the Amazon Effect on the Logistics Industry

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…

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How to Become an HGV Driver

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…

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The Countess Mountbatten Sunflower Memory Walk

Drive Personnel supports hospice charity walk On 23rd June 2019, the Countess Mountbatten Hospice brought together over 450 people in Broadlands, Romsey for the Sunflower Walk, a fantastic fundraising and remembrance event in which the Drive Personnel team were pleased to take part. The hospice has been caring for people with life-limiting illnesses for over…

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