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[ February 7, 2018   //   ]

P&O Ferrymasters has set up a ‘Meet & Greet’ reception facility for new lorry drivers at British Steel’s Scunthorpe site.

Since its launch in November more than 900 drivers have been inducted and more than 1,300 trailers checked, greatly improving the flow of drivers onto the site and reducing the number of rejected trailers.

Two driver induction employees and eight safety inspectors man the Meet & Greet, which operates every working day from 6am to 8pm.

First-time drivers undergo a pictorial induction and then complete a competence test before being issued with an induction card. The trailer will also be checked to ensure it is fit for purpose and ready for loading before they are allowed to proceed to the loading area at their allocated time slot.

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