The HGV driver shortage is still rife, the FTA has warned, after its latest quarterly industry survey found almost a third of operators are facing long-term recruitment delays. The Quarterly Transport Activity Survey, sponsored by Santander, also found that members were keen for clarification on what the situation will be with EU national employees after Brexit, but predicted good sector growth for Q3 2017. Christopher Snelling, FTA head of national and regional policy, said: “At a time when British businesses […]
The logistics industry needs to be able to react quickly to changing consumer trends, especially as the UK has become one of the leading e-commerce markets, according to the FTA.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.