Pallet network launches driver recruitment website

25 September 2019

Pall-Ex has launched a new recruitment website exclusively for drivers in an attempt to help tackle HGV driver shortages across its network.

The move comes as members of the palletised distribution network experience difficulty in filling vacancies for class one and two HGV drivers.

Kevin Buchanan, Group managing director at Pall-Ex, said, “We wanted to find a resolution that would benefit Pall-Ex as a whole, particularly our members who are struggling to fill driving roles.”

He added, “Attracting the younger generation has become more challenging as they are unaware of the scope of jobs available and the opportunities for progression.

“Also, training to become a driver has a major cost associated with it. We fully support calls for improved access to training, apprenticeships and grants that can help young people start their careers in the industry.

“We want logistics to be a talking point in schools, so we can educate young people on the positives of not only driving but other roles in the industry.“