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 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.
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.
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.