DHL Freight to invest in training program for professional drivers in 2012 to address commercial driver shortage; three-year program aims to add to Deutsche Post DHL, short-haul partner workforce
January 18, 2012
Stefan Paul, CEO of DHL Freight Germany, explains: "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."
Exciting prospects for professional training and career development
To ensure the success of this integrated training initiative, DHL Freight is collaborating closely with its short-haul transportation partners; also taking over the total costs of the program, setting up both the training contract and the basic curriculum.
The primary focus of the training for professional drivers is on the short-haul and long-haul transportation of goods, the scheduling of vehicles, and operations in logistics centers. As a leading provider of logistics services for all forms of land-based transportation (road, rail and intermodal/combined) in Europe, the CIS countries, North Africa and the Near East, DHL Freight offers interesting and exciting prospects for professional training and career development.