The HGV driver shortage has prompted Wimbledon-based logistics business ELB Partners to turn to XMR, a specialist recruitment agency for ex-military drivers, to find skilled, reliable drivers. Many hauliers are having to rely heavily on agency drivers, but this short-term solution inflates supply chain costs that are difficult to pass onto customers in what is still a margin-sensitive sector, the company says. ELB is a member of Pallet-Track, which is encouraging its shareholder members to innovate or train out of […]
Skills shortages is a constant theme for the logistics sector that was tackled on day two of the virtual Commercial Motor Show.
The shortage of LGV drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point as a “perfect storm” of circumstances will see the current 50,000 gap in the workforce widen unless rates of pay and working conditions are rapidly improved, according to recruitment specialist Driver Require.
Paul Emms (pictured), MD of Doncaster-based Emms & Sons, calls on the government to relax driver testing rules to help with the current shortage