Preston transport firm recruitment drive to tackle HGV driver shortage

ON THE ROAD: Montgomery
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Preston-based transport firm Montgomery Transport Group is attempting to tackle the escalating HGV driver shortage crisis which the industry leaders believe could pose a major threat to the transport industry.

The Montgomery Transport Group, which has a depot in Bamber Bridge, Preston, has launched a recruitment campaign.

Montgomery Transport Group is proactively seeking to recruit many new drivers for both permanent and temporary posts which would involve working in all sections of the business across the UK and Ireland.

Paul Goulden

Recent government figures reveal that the driver shortage is worsening, with the Office of National Statistics confirming thousands of driver vacancies in all sectors of transport and distribution.

The Montgomery Transport Group is aiming to address the shortage by recruiting up to 60 new drivers for permanent and temporary roles across all three of its divisions – full loads, distribution and bulk tanks.

Paul Goulden, depot manager in Preston, said: “Montgomery Transport Group is proactively seeking to recruit many new drivers for both permanent and temporary posts which would involve working in all sections of the business across the UK and Ireland.

“With the pick-up and delivery of Christmas stock due to kick in over the coming weeks, it’s a very busy time for Montgomery operations and these new positions offer drivers the opportunity to launch a long and productive career in the logistical services sector.

“The road haulage industry is the lifeblood of any economy and the HGV driver shortage is a crisis which must be addressed immediately – or the wider economy will suffer greatly along with the industry.”

The Montgomery Transport Group is currently in its 45th year of business.

With depots in Preston, Rugby, Leeds and throughout Ireland and the UK, the company now employs over 500 staff.