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Generation Logistics Case Study

Edward Knight, Driver Trainer Instructor, HOYER

Before 2015, Edward had worked in a variety of different roles, from collecting food waste to retail management.

Working in transport had always appealed to him, so when an opportunity came up with HOYER, he was quick to apply for a career switch.

“The opportunity for growth and ongoing training played a big part, says Edward. “In the early days I started driving a van full of parcels, using a map, and have subsequently progressed to driving Class 1 Vehicles…

“Whilst working in transport I have always recognised that being a fuel tanker driver is hard to get into and is also known as being a very good job.”

Edward enjoyed the initial three weeks of training.

“Three weeks sounds a long time but there are a lot of things to cover. Even now issues can arise but there is always someone there to help.”

He went on to complete additional training to improve his own standard of driving, from skid pan training to advanced road driving, allowing him to pass his knowledge on to his students.

“I’ve enjoyed the training provided, from first doing the initial training then progressing to ongoing improvement. This is how all industries should train but sadly it does not happen. There are always improvements to be made or other training to learn from.”

Day-to-day, Edward enjoys the freedom of being on the road, with its varied views, and the sunsets and sunrises that a changing shift pattern provides.

The satisfaction of knowing a job has been done well is also important to him: “It's rewarding seeing an empty truck at the end of the day when you didn't think it would be possible.”

Since switching to a job in logistics, Edward has had the opportunity to become a driver training instructor and is relishing the new challenge: “This is a great opportunity to learn new parts of the business and develop skills I have previously used as a driving instructor.

“I’m looking forward to my initial training so I can provide quality training to the standard HOYER and drivers would expect.”

Published On: 09/05/2024 14:30:00


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