The initiative set up in 2016 by the Road Haulage Association and Microlise to address the 45,000 HGV driver shortage in the UK helps people interested in becoming a driver by assessing their suitability then work with them to pass the test and link with partners for interview.
Road to Logistics is open to people who either earn under £17.5k a year or are out of work. The training and test are paid for which is typically costs around £3,000. There is a focus on widening the talent pool through sections of society where individuals need help and support to regain self-confidence and independence.
The logistics sector employs over 3 million people in the UK and continues to grow, driven by the rapid expansion in eCommerce over recent years.