I would like to reply to Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith’s article which only shows the issue from a selfish point of view ie the agency trying get more money for itself. I would like to offer up another side to the issue. Having worked in logistics for some 30 years now I agree that drivers are underpaid but that is driven by the consumer wanting everything as fresh and as cheap as can be. Kieran may want to ask […]
The safety of all road users is at risk now that the government has relaxed cabotage rules for foreign drivers, according to the Unite union.
East Anglian family haulage firm Bartrum Group has weathered the “perfect storm” of Brexit, driver shortages, “extortionate” agency rates and the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver a 53% rise in pre-tax profit in 2020.
Temporary visas for HGV drivers are the only way to fill an immediate need for truckers if the supply chain is to continue running through the peak period, according to the RHA.