Bacton takes van driver all the way to HGV trainer

Bacton takes van driver all the way to HGV trainer

Jody Gull started out driving vans but, thanks to his determination and his employers’ sponsorship, now trains HGV drivers for Bacton Transport.

Jody Gull joined Stowmarket-based Bacton Transport in 2018 as a newly qualified Class 2 driver. He spent a year with Bacton on an 18-tonne rigid vehicle before the depot arranged his C+E training and test.

Jody then drove a Class 1 (C+E double deck vehicle for two years – but was keen to continue progressing. Jody applied for a new role of Driver Development Coach. He now trains the new drivers that come through Bacton’s ranks for all aspects of the driving roles in our business.

“The thing I love most about my role is helping people, whether it’s a novice driver or someone more experienced asking for advice,” says Jody. “I really enjoy watching people grow and develop in the business.”

“Jody epitomises the Bacton employee who wants to go the extra mile and progress in his career. It shows how far someone new to truck driving can progress in a career if they want,” says Bacton’s Network Services Manager Rob Cook.

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