Logistics UK has announced its partnership with D4Drivers – a leading driver medical supplier – to offer its members easier access to driver medicals, and improve overall health and wellbeing across the logistics industry.
Logistics UK members will receive discounted access to two new services delivered by D4Drivers: Logistics UK Health and Wellbeing, which will enable businesses to give access to medicals for all their drivers, and Logistics UK Driver Medical, aimed at individual driver members.
“This partnership comes at a crucial time for industry, which is currently facing multiple challenges such as the driver shortage, Brexit and COVID-19 recovery, and a lack of access to driver medicals is preventing licence renewals for many qualified drivers. It is vital the health and wellbeing of industry workers remains a top priority and our partnership with D4Drivers aims to achieve just that. As the UK’s leading supplier of driver medicals, D4Drivers has an unparalleled reputation for excellence and is extremely flexible to suit business needs, which is vital in such a varied industry – we are thrilled to be partnering with an expert organisation like this at a critical time for our sector,” said Al Richardson, Logistics UK’s Head of Membership and Affinities.
The new Logistics UK business membership will allow companies to centralise and streamline their process for arranging drivers’ medicals, and with 85 centres across the country, will give improved access to appointments while ensuring drivers still receive a thorough assessment from an experienced doctor.
Businesses will also have access to regular driver screenings for all driver staff, including HGV drivers, van drivers or company car drivers. These are vital to identify health conditions and ensure drivers continue to meet the medical standards for safe driving. Other inclusions are COVID PCR tests, regular staff health checks and forklift operator medicals.
The Logistics UK Driver Medical service will allow individual driver members access to discounted D4Driver medicals, forklift medicals and COVID PCR testing. These are key for drivers who are increasingly turning to specialist private providers to avoid long waits as NHS practices face growing strain.
“These are particularly difficult times for everyone working in the freight industry and this is leading to increasing problems with health and wellbeing. The new service we are offering in partnership with Logistics UK will hopefully raise awareness of these issues and provide easier to access solutions which will keep not just lorry drivers but all those working in the industry healthy and in work, which in turn will keep our logistics industry moving,” added Tom Blain, Commercial Manager at D4Drivers.