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Employer Forum

4 Mar 2010

Following the success in consulting with employer groups in the build up to implementing our Driver CPC offer, it was a logical extension to continue using this expertise to review the overall training needs and the offer to the sector.

The group, representing some 10,000 plus employees in logistics, initially gathered on the 22nd January and after some initial discussions on legislative required training, quickly moved on to development training.

The group identified a need to produce a clear training pathway for staff wishing to develop into the roles of: Warehouse Operative, Driver, Traffic Clerk, Traffic Supervisor and Warehouse Supervisor.

The next stage, commencing at the 30th March meeting will be to identify the key skills required at each stage and build training plans to ensure staff can be fully supported as they work to develop toward these roles.

For further information on the work of this group and how to get involved contact us either by phone or email: enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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Wttl happy to help

1 Mar 2010

Pictured 3rd from the left with his band of merry men is Ray Glasscoo, President of the Devizes Rotary Club and also Wttl Company Director.

Rotary Clubs nationwide have responded with a campaign of action to help the victims of the unprecedented earthquake disaster that shook Haiti recently, by raising funds to send Shelter Boxes and Water Aid Kits direct to the stricken area.

The Shelter box contains a 10 x man all weather tent, water purification kits, cooking equipment, basic tools, a stove and other essential survival equipment. The boxes are supplied by the Disaster Relief Charity SHELTERBOX.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Ray on 01380 721310 or email Wttl: enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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January Weather is Snow Joke

15 Feb 2010

As with many companies, the snow and cold weather in January has caused disruption at Wttl. However, we are now back out on the road training thanks to our patient, dedicated instructors!

The manoeuvring area caused specific problems, but armed with a shovel and a few bags of rock salt we were able to prevail. All training cancelled due to the weather has now been rebooked at no extra charge to the candidate. 

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Road Closed to LGV

14 Feb 2010

Local haulier Colin J Bale & Sons Ltd, based in Collingbourne Ducis have asked if we can make our readers aware of the objectives of the Marlborough and Tidworth Community Area Working Group.

This group have carried out studies on the volume of traffic using the A338/A346 between the M4 junction 15 and Salisbury. Currently some 7000 vehicles per day travel between the A303 and Marlbough, north of Marlborough this figure rises to 15,000. Of this traffic some 10% is LGV traffic.

Based on these and other findings the group have drawn the conclusion that the road is unsuitable for the current level of LGV traffic, and that LGV’s have a serious impact on the quality of life of those living along the corridor.
The objective of the group is now to examine ways in which the amount of through LGV traffic can be reduced. The full report may be viewed online at the Collingbourne Ducis website www.collingbourne-ducis.com/A338-346WG

If you have local issues you feel should be shared with other employers feel free to contact us and we will include them in this publication.

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Convoy & Racing

12 Jun 0206

 We've had a busy weekend, with TWM off down to Crealey with the United Truckers Childrens Convoy, before an evening dash up the A303 to join the rest of the fleet at Thruxton Circuit for the weekends truckshow.

It was well worth the effort as the team brought home the 2nd place trophy in Best Fleet