Tackling the driver shortage
The extension of the Government’s Skills Bootcamps in HGV driving is a lifeline for local governments facing funding cuts. James Clifford, CEO of HGVC, discusses the scheme’s past successes and future aims.
Drivers and the pay crisis
Mo Baines, APSE’s deputy chief executive, looks at the local government pay crisis and how this affects services reliant upon drivers.
Councils hire HGV trainers to tackle driver shortage
HGV training specialist HGVC has been appointed by four local councils to help address driver shortages for local authorities across the country.
Vehicles ‘prone to breakdowns’ cause missed collections
Residents in Epping Forest have been forced to put up with missed waste and recycling collections because of the HGV driver shortage and vehicles ‘prone to breakdowns’, the district council says.
Plymouth council agrees pay uplift for HGV drivers
The union Unite have welcomed a decision by Plymouth council to give HGV drivers a pay increase by regrading their jobs.
HGV drivers threaten Christmas strikes
Drivers of heavy goods vehicles who work for Coventry City Council’s waste services are threatening to go on strike over the Christmas period as part of a pay dispute.
Council chiefs warn driver shortages could hit gritting services
Local authority leaders have warned that driver shortages could affect gritting services this winter.
District boosts pay to tackle shortage of bin drivers
South Holland District Council has agreed to increase pay for its waste and recycling teams in response to the national shortage of drivers.
Keenan Recycling celebrates reaching full national coverage
Keenan Recycling has managed to achieve full UK coverage after investing over £4m in new trucks and adding six new depots in the last 12 months.
Veolia offers £1,500 sign on bonus to new HGV drivers
Veolia today announced a £1,500 bonus for HGV drivers joining its municipal collection operations in the UK.
Mums urged to consider career in driving as shortage threatens collections
Waste management company Veolia is urging mothers to consider a career in driving as the national shortage of drivers threatens collections.
Buckinghamshire council temporarily suspends food waste collections
Buckinghamshire council has announced a temporary suspension of food waste collections to due to the national shortage of HGV drivers and COVID-19.
Councils forced to suspend waste services due to staff shortages
Several local authorities have been forced to reduce or suspend waste and recycling services due to staff having to self-isolate and a national shortage of drivers.
Selling the journey - SOE/LAPV Roundtable debate
Just why is there such a skills shortage in fleet management and how can the industry resolve it? That was the hot topic at a special roundtable debate in June organised by the SOE and chaired by Ann-Marie Knegt, Editor of LAPV.