A career in Logistics, not stopping for Coronavirus.
When will we be back?
Dulson Training - Driver, Warehouse and Workplace Training Solutions; (Shropshire)
(Driver) New driving licence acquisition or refresher training if you already hold the licence for all vehicle categories including car and trailer for towing trailers and caravans. Cat C1 for horse boxes and ambulances. Cat C - Class 2 rigid and Cat C+E - Class 1 articulated for professional HGV lorry and PSV bus drivers.
Driver CPC which is required by all professional drivers, 35 periodic training hours every 5 years and ADR training - Carrying Hazardous Goods or driving petrol tankers.
(Warehouse) RTITB Forklift training at our site or your site for all types of lift trucks, materials handling equipment and lorry mounted cranes.
(Workplace) Accredited First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Safety and H & S training
All delivered at our Shrewsbury, Telford, Wrexham and Roden training sites.
Covid has interrupted all of training courses since March 2020, some courses including ADR, Driver CPC and First Aid have been authorised to be delivered online. However some parts require practical assessments and are still on hold.
Driver training and DVSA tests for licence acquisition have been severely impacted with almost 10 months of stoppage or restricted availability. With no driving tests and no driver training allowed in the UK.
Moving some of our courses online using platforms such as Zoom for Driver CPC and ADR has been very beneficial. We where one of the first to gain authorisation for this in the country. We have adapted and modified our delivery accordingly to ensure quality training and interaction is achieved. The Driver CPC is attendance only but the ADR is a pass/fail exam and we have achieved a 100% pass rate. Both courses are audited remotely and we have had outstanding reports and achieved the highest available standard - Grade 1 for our centre and instructor.
The latest update is that driver training and tests will restart no sooner than WC 12th April. We have almost 10 months worth of backlog and new customer enquiries. Luckily we have a fantastic team of instructors and a large fleet of vehicles ready to hit the ground running when restrictions lift. Our staff have adapted very well and respect the responsibilities that will keep everyone safe. With extensive sanitising of cabs and equipment, keeping training strictly one to one and wearing face masks. Health declarations and temperatures are checked every day for both instructors and customers before entering the site.
There is a shortage of 76,000 HGV drivers in the UK, according to a report from ITV in 2020. This figure had grown from 59,000 in 2019 - showing the ever-growing demand for qualified truck drivers, who are desperately needed to keep goods moving across the UK and Europe.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) published a report that stated, “64% of transport and storage businesses now face severe skills shortages.” Another report predicts that the trucker shortage could grow to 257,000 drivers by 2022.
The logistics sector as a whole from the Forklift operators to the drivers transporting the goods was one of the only sectors that could not be stopped by Covid. We all purchase and consume these goods every day, the supermarkets must remain stocked.
The logistics sector remains a strong career choice for so many people. Our courses are flexible and we have a great range of payment options including finance and funded training.