Hundreds of new HGV drivers set to enter workforce with Driver Academy Group training

More than 700 people are now on their way to starting a new career in HGV driving, thanks to training coordinated by the Driver Academy Group, a consortium comprising of Logistics UK, Manpower and HGVC as part of the Department for Education’s initiative to deliver funded Skills Bootcamps across England to help overcome the nation’s […]

First Bus driver reunited with passenger after giving him a second chance at life

The importance of life-saving skills highlighted as passenger suffered cardiac arrest. A life-threatening emergency has resulted in a remarkable bond made between a First Bus  driver and a passenger, after a man’s life was saved on board a busy Glasgow route. John McCann, 62, from the West End of Glasgow, was travelling on the No […]

First Bus leads the way with green technology apprentice training

VIDEO CONTENT: First Bus highlights the success of its engineering programme as National Apprenticeship Week 2022 kicks off First Bus, Scotland’s largest bus operator, is using National Apprenticeship Week 2022 to promote its highly successful range of apprenticeships in Engineering offered across the country with training in the latest green technology a key part of […]

Sapphire rolls on by joining BPW Service Network

Independent truck and van repairer Sapphire Vehicle Services has joined forces with renowned axle manufacturer BPW to offer a streamlined, ‘one-stop shop’ service. Sapphire is one of Britain’s most successful independent commercial vehicle repairers. BPW Ltd is the UK division of Europe’s leading trailer axle and suspension manufacturer. By working together, the two companies aim […]

In-cab tech sees delivery drivers leading Asda’s journey to improved sustainability

Advanced in-cab technology is helping Asda’s grocery delivery drivers make huge improvements in road safety and efficiency across the country. These positive gains have been achieved by the supermarket following the installation of British automotive tech firm Lightfoot’s driver coaching system across its entire 3,000-vehicle fleet. Lightfoot connects directly to the vehicle’s on-board computer and […]

Banbury-based company hosts virtual open evenings for latest engineering apprenticeships job openings

Banbury-based tools manufacturer Norbar Torque Tools Ltd is hosting a series of virtual careers evenings in February for young people potentially interested in two  engineering apprenticeships on offer. Following the success of last year’s virtual events, the company intends to showcase the opportunities for apprentices through online sessions in order to maintain social distancing as the Covid-19 situation […]

Logistics UK celebrates successful return of Transport Manager conferences

Logistics UK is celebrating the successful return of its ever-popular Transport Manager conference series for 2021, with almost 1,500 delegates attending this year’s series, following last year’s virtual alternative as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The series consisted of 11 live events at venues around the UK and an additional well-attended online virtual conference. Sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres and Brigade Electronics, the conferences highlighted […]

Continental to expand training capabilities for 2022

Continental Tyres is growing its in-house ‘ContiAcademy’ training centre following an increase in demand for courses this year. Situated in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, the ContiAcademy will benefit from a larger and newly refurbished classroom and additional breakout room to accommodate larger groups in accordance with COVID-safety measures. A busy 12 months for the ContiAcademy has seen […]

Renault recruits 100 more staff to build electric trucks

Against a background of strong economic growth, the Renault Trucks manufacturing site at Blainville-sur-Orne, the first European plant to manufacture series production electric trucks, is to hire 100 more staff on permanent contracts for 2022. These 100 new recruits will join the 1,546 employees on permanent contracts at the Normandy production site. As demand for […]