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. Its latest report ‘Investigating the UK’s LGV driver shortage’ says the shortage of LGV drivers has been growing steadily over the past 10 years, with demand currently 370,000 drivers but only 320,000 currently working. The UK has so […]
Truckpass developer Elandbridge has joined forces with customs brokerage and consultancy firm HABS Customs to set up customs and veterinary clearance facilities in Britain to enable the friction-free movement of goods in sealed containers between the UK mainland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Driver Require think tank calls on industry to improve conditions and stop “squandering” new drivers
An industry think tank put together by HGV driver recruitment firm Driver Require believes that the key to solving the long-term shortage of drivers lies in stopping existing drivers leaving the industry as well as recruiting and training more new drivers.
The contract hire sector has seen some high-profile failures in recent months, but Asset Alliance Group continues to go from strength to strength as chief executive Willie Paterson tells Steve Hobson.