New chief for Transaid

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber to take over as chief executive from 1 August. She will replace Gary Forster, 35 who is stepping down after 11 years. Caroline first became involved with Transaid whilst on secondment as a Project Manager for Wincanton and joined the organisation full-time in 2008. In 2011, she was promoted to head of programmes Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken is to become an ambassador for ... [+]

Traffic Commisoner to be Transaid ambassador

Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken is to become an ambassador for Transaid. Having spent the last 14 years as Traffic Commissioner for Scotland and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics & Transport, she will be raising the international development organisation’s  profile, as well as promoting events and creating ... [+]

New chief for Transaid

Jo Godsmark has been appointed chair of the Transaid international development organisation, taking over from Graeme McFaull, who is stepping down after six years. She is a director of Labyrinth Logistics Consulting, where she heads up the supply chain division, and became a trustee of Transaid in 2014 and has ... [+]

DHL lends a hand to Transaid

DHL Supply Chain is running a programme of activities to support Transaid for the next six months, starting with the two week secondment of senior driver trainer Chris Brook who has recently returned from the charity’s Professional Driver Training Programme in Malawi. DHL Supply Chain has worked closely with Transaid as ... [+]

UKWA guests dig deep for Transaid

Guests at this year's UKWA annual lunch and awards at London's Dorchester Hotel, raised over £9,000 for international development charity, Transaid. Thanking the UKWA members for their generosity, Transaid's CEO Gary Forster described how over 6,000 African drivers had been trained by Transaid and drastically reduced the amount of wasted medicines ... [+]

Transaid training extends to Malawi

Transaid has expanded its professional driver training programmes into Malawi, following the its success in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The international development organisation will be working alongside Malawi’s Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services to tackle the high road traffic fatality rate in the country.According to the World Health organisation, ... [+]

Fruitful first year for RHA-Transaid link-up

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has marked its first anniversary as a corporate member of Transaid by presenting the charity with a cheque for £5,354 at the Association’s annual members’ lunch. The donation, which was presented by Richard Burnett, the RHA’s CEO, was raised as a result of the company’s new ... [+]

Across Africa on a wheel and a prayer

The ‘Training Trucks for Transaid’ initiative was officially launched at last night’s FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham – a daring cross-continent challenge to source and drive a bulk liquid tanker and a coach from Europe to Africa. The initiative aims to deliver the vehicles to Transaid’s professional driver training programme in ... [+]

Transaid needs night owls

Transport charity Transaid is looking for cyclists to take part part in the ‘Nightrider’ challenge both in London (June 4/5) and Liverpool (July 16/17). Nightrider is an established challenge event with 60km and 100km routes carefully chosen to take participants through some of the most interesting areas and past many ... [+]

Yusen lends its expertise to Transaid

Yusen Logistics Leeds operations manager, Louise Gunby has begun a three month secondment to Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project in Zambia She is supporting the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia in its work to reduce traffic fatalities in sub-Saharan Africa through professional HGV, PSV and forklift truck training. Whilst on ... [+]

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