The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack. But this year the competition to find drivers has become even more intense as the overall shortage within the industry bites, forcing companies to offer much increased rates to attract the staff they need. The requirement for extra drivers now lasts over a longer period than in the past, says David Coombes, pictured, MD of Skills for Logistics which owns the […]
The shortage of skilled drivers continues to be the major concern for senior professionals in road haulage and logistics businesses throughout the UK, according to the findings of a major study published at the CV Show this week.
Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.
The number one concern of hauliers remains finding enough good drivers, even for those who are not currently recruiting, according to a survey by Pall-Ex.