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Logistics is an area where equality is improving rapidly, especially in the crucial role of HGV Driver. As an industry that is in the midst of a nationwide driver shortage there has been no better time for more women to take the wheel and choose a career on the open road.
The logistics industry is facing a driver shortage of between 45,000 – 50,000 workers and if something isn’t done the deficit will only increase. Currently, 2% of employed drivers are under 25 and with the average age of a HGV driver in Britain being 55 there just aren’t enough qualified people filling the holes left by those retiring. Also, only 1% of HGV drivers are female! Which in my opinion is a number that needs industry-wide encouragement to increase. But what is the solution to these issues?
Culina Group won national recognition recently in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards at the Ricoh Arena Coventry.
The Microlise Awards each year recognise the UK’s most talented HGV drivers, acknowledge the vital work they do, and the professionalism with which they carry out their work.
There is no better feeling than being on the open road when the sun is shining, with no traffic and you have your favourite songs on the stereo. Even when the weather is miserable and all you can see is tail lights up ahead, it can still be a good journey. As long as you have your music, everything will be alright.
The noble family dog is more than just a pet that you share your home with. They are a valued member of the family. You feed, care for and play with and in return, they give you loyalty, love, and admiration.
The family car, however, is not seen by many in the same light as the family pet.
The team at Culina Logistics Milton Keynes have been awarded the FTAvision Compliance Award for the third year running.
The FTAvision Compliance Award is presented to the Culina site that has, over a complete calendar year, kept their EU driver’s hours and working time rule infringements to a minimum when matched against other Culina sites.
Maintaining its position as one of the UK’s most highly regarded transport and logistics operators, food and drink specialists Culina have just announced some startling driver performance statistics.
Seventy eight Culina drivers, representing almost 10% of the company’s driver workforce have been recognised for completing a full calendar year without a single Tachograph infringement to their name.
Culina will have its entire fleet of nearly 400 vehicles at Euro 6 standard by March 2016. Furthermore 10% of the Culina fleet will also be LNG fuelled. The current Culina fleet is a mix of the best vehicles on offer from leading marks.
“To absolutely minimise our on-going impact on the environment, Culina are looking at fuel economy, vehicle efficiency, and vehicle utilisation from many angles”, said Group Fleet Manager – Mark Matkin.
Culina Group has been presented with the Freight Transport Association Tachofta Compliance Award in recognition of its high standards of driver compliance and management of infringements.
The FTA Award is recognised as prestigious within the industry and highlight members’ efforts to stay compliant with driver hour’s legislation, and ensuring that they keep their drivers safe and legal.
Culina has just announced a massive six figure investment in state of the art mobile generator technology to ensure the utmost security of clients’ products at all its chilled goods storage centres across the UK.
This move by Culina ensures that clients have the guarantee that their product temperature will be maintained in the event of a power outage.
It is refreshing to witness the thought processes that underly the acquisition of new trucks as part of the transport policy at Culina whose head office is based in Market Drayton. Placing driver comfort and working conditions at a high priority level indicates that Culina are a company that recognises the worth of their employees. Couple this with a robust and modern environmental policy and you have a highly respected company which possesses a social conscience, not always the case in business nowadays.