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DHL Freight turns on driver recruitment initiative

Company hopes to create as many as 500 jobs across Europe.

DHL Freight turns on driver recruitment initiative

Company hopes to create as many as 500 jobs across Europe.

DHL Freight turns on driver recruitment initiative

Company hopes to create as many as 500 jobs across Europe.

 
   DHL Freight hopes to create up to 500 jobs across Europe as part of a driver recruitment initiative.
   The company said it is launching a pilot project at five locations that “provide long-term career prospects, modified job profiles offering more varied work and ultimately make it easier to absorb peaks at busy times.”
   As part of the project, about 30 jobs were initially created at the German DHL Freight branches in Maintal, Malsfeld, Koblenz, Sehlem and Erfurt in the spring. The new employees take on driving duties to complement existing transport capacities and, if necessary, also take on other tasks at the branches, the company said.
   Particularly during the peak season, the new drivers will be out on the road covering the first-mile and last-mile legs of deliveries for their particular branches, DHL Freight said.

There does appear to be some marginal gains to be had from slowing ships even further, both in terms of fuel consumption and cost. Before making this a mandatory requirement, we agree with Maersk that further evaluation of the unintended consequences is required.

Twelve container shipping companies deploy capacity from Asia to Mexico, with COSCO deploying the most capacity on the trade each week, according to BlueWater Reporting's Carrier/Trade Route Deployment Report.

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