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 […]
There is limited time left to set up the required infrastructure to undertake checks of HGVs bound for the continent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Palletways has said a departure from the EU will inevitably create “new challenges” for the industry and the network, in the wake of the UK’s decision to end their membership.
The FTA told MPs that it was “surprised” it had not been alerted to government research that found a no-deal Brexit would result not only in severe delays at Calais but also fuel shortages affecting hauliers across the UK.