DHL launches German driver-training program

Bonn: DHL Freight has set up a driver-training programme to combat a driver shortage.  In 2012 the company plans to train 100 learner drivers, with more than half of them beginning the program at the start of the year.  At the end of the three-year training period the drivers will have a job opportunity, either with Deutsche Post DHL or one of its short-haul transport partners.

Stefan Paul, chief executive, DHL Freight Germany, says: “At present, there is an obvious shortage of drivers in our sector.  That’s why we are now investing heavily in the training of younger drivers.  For aspiring professional drivers, the DHL Freight training program is a wonderful opportunity, since our wide network of branches offers excellent employment prospects.”

DHL Freight is collaborating with its short-haul transport partners; also taking the total costs of the program, setting the training contract and the basic curriculum.

The primary focus of the training for professional drivers is on the short-haul and long-haul transport of goods, the scheduling of vehicles, and operations in logistics centres.

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