Road to Logistics is a not-for-profit company that was set-up as a joint venture by the RHA and Microlise, with funding received from the UK Government.
Road to Logistics was formed with the aim of addressing the professional driver shortfall but also to encourage new talent into the transport and logistics industry from sections of society where individuals need help and support to regain self-confidence and independence.
Whilst supporting those in society who may need a helping hand such as veterans, the disabled and ex-offenders it has now expanded to include those who are long-term unemployed and is open to anyone looking for a career opportunity in the industry.
The programme ends with individuals securing qualifications such as Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) licenses. Road to Logistics is working closely with the justice system to identify potential candidates for the programme. It is also working with charities to identify suitable military leavers; and Job Centre Plus to attract the long-term unemployed.
Right now, the road transport sector has a massive driver shortage and Road to Logistics aims to tackle this head on.