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Abbey Logistics Group

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Abbey Logistics Group is a leading bulk road tanker logistics service provider and one of the UK’s most recognised and respected transport brands.

About Abbey Logistics Group

It employs around 380 LGV drivers, with 5 regional trainers and 8 Lead Drivers, with training responsibilities. Its drivers are award winning.

With a nationwide depot network, its large diverse fleet of modern vehicles and world-class team of industry experts, Abbey Logistics Group is now the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder food transport provider, serving some of Europe’s largest manufacturers. It also provides transport and logistics services to many other sectors.

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Abbey Logistics Group

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Abbey Logistics Group is a leading bulk road tanker logistics service provider and one of the UK’s most recognised and respected transport brands.

About Abbey Logistics Group

It employs around 380 LGV drivers, with 5 regional trainers and 8 Lead Drivers, with training responsibilities. Its drivers are award winning.

With a nationwide depot network, its large diverse fleet of modern vehicles and world-class team of industry experts, Abbey Logistics Group is now the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder food transport provider, serving some of Europe’s largest manufacturers. It also provides transport and logistics services to many other sectors.

With the RTITB Instructor Academy, you get the best training for your Instructors, and in turn, the best training for your drivers. This has benefitted out business, creating safer, more efficient drivers and helping us to reduce costs.

In our experience, its courses are the best for developing confidence in Instructors. They provide them with the extra knowledge around communicating with drivers that is really needed for engaging and useful training.

The RTITB Instructor Academy has a reputation for high standards in the transport and logistics industry, so they are always my first choice for train the trainer courses.

Matthew Parry, Driver Training Manager, Abbey Logistics Group

What Abbey Logistics Group Has Achieved with Training from The RTITB Instructor Academy:

  • 8 Lead Drivers have undertaken the LGV Fleet Instructor course at the RTITB Instructor Academy, with training planned for 4 others in the coming months.
  • Transporting materials in tanks is very specialist so Abbey Logistics Group’s drivers require long inductions. The course from the RTITB Instructor Academy has trained Lead Drivers with the relevant knowledge to get new recruits up to standard in a cost effective and time efficient way.
  • With Lead Drivers trained to an Instructor level, Abbey Logistics Group has a team of people in each depot that can see how drivers perform day to day and actively take a role in maintaining standards, or intervening when necessary.
  • Lead Drivers are now skilled to provide both in-cab and classroom training and to conduct important assessments, such as following up after absences, meaning this doesn’t have to be the responsibility of an off-site training manager.
  • The RTITB Instructor Academy course gives Lead Drivers greater confidence for classroom training, as well as the skills to keep trainees engaged. Feedback has universally been that the LGV Fleet Instructor course is enjoyable.
  • By training Lead Drivers at the RTITB Instructor Academy, they feel invested in and benefit from independent, external recognition. What’s more, Abbey Logistics Group can ensure their trainers are trained by people who are genuinely experienced in the industry.
  • Previously a lot of classroom training was outsourced. Now Abbey Logistics Group can deliver better quality training which more fully encompasses its company values and knowledge of its specific operation. It is also more time and cost efficient than developing their own LGV Fleet Instructor course.
  • Abbey Logistics Group has found that the RTITB Instructor Academy gives excellent support to those taking part in the course, both during training and afterwards.

Benefits of Training with The RTITB Instructor Academy:

  • The RTITB Instructor Academy is completely focused on delivering workplace transport ‘train-the-trainer’ and assessor courses, with Instructors who all come with years of real-world transport and logistics experience.
  • All candidates on RTITB Instructor Academy courses must complete an independent, internationally recognised examination to become a qualified RTITB Instructor, keeping standards high and supporting compliance.
  • The RTITB Instructor Academy has a wide range of Instructor courses which can be delivered at its custom facility in the West Midlands, UK, or on customer site, with both practical and theory elements.
  • All Instructor courses are designed to help transport and logistics businesses to achieve the measurable benefits of delivering the right training, from cutting costs to improving safety.
  • The RTITB Instructor Academy approach to training is about confidence as well as competence. Being an Instructor is about more than just ‘knowing your stuff’, so its courses coach candidates in the skills and knowledge they will really need to deliver exceptional workplace transport training.
  • The LGV Fleet Instructor was introduced in 2018 to meet the demands of the industry and equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver LGV driver inductions, carry out driving assessments, deliver Driver CPC Periodic Training and remedial driver training.

RTITB Instructor Training:

  • Abbey Logistics Group has been using the RTITB Instructor Academy to train the trainer since May 2018.
  • The company continues to upskill its team and plans to work with RTITB Instructor Academy if the need arises in future.

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