DRIVERS DIRECT JOINS LEADING INDUSTRY BODY
Drivers Direct has been appointed as a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). In a prestigious ceremony, more than 100 representatives from 57 companies gathered at the Kettering Park Hotel to receive their commemorative plaque for 2015-2016.
In a separate announcement, Gethin Roberts, founder and managing director of Drivers Direct, was appointed as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. The appointments are in recognition of the role that Drivers Direct, and the recently launched logistics division, plays in the industry.
The event included members from across the profession, including those from the financial sector, leading universities and the biggest names in logistics and transport.
Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT, said: ‘The corporate side of CILT is significant to us. We believe that having corporate members enables us to interact with organisations and members in a way that our individual membership doesn’t allow. Getting a group like this together and having companies such as Drivers Direct as members makes us a very strong organisation.’
Gethin Roberts, managing director of Drivers Direct, adds: “We’re proud to now be part of CILT and look forward to helping influence the shape of the industry. Our industry still faces many challenges; the driver shortage, skills gaps and attracting a diverse workforce however by working within CILT we hope to to play our part on addressing these issues and sharing best practice.’