Lenham Storage enjoyed a ‘successful’ year’s trading in the 12 months to 31 August 2015, but the driver shortage remained a challenge. In the directors’ notes to its annual accounts, Lenham said it had struggled with the recruitment of both category C and category C+E qualified drivers during the period. It meant a greater reliance on agency drivers to meet an increase in activity during the year, which pushed up its cost of sales. This was partially tempered by a […]
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.
Gregory Distribution has launched a recruitment drive for HGV drivers in the south west, particularly young and inexperienced applicants.