Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic the logistics sector has demonstrated the valuable role it plays in enabling this country to function. But is has failed to address the long-term shortage of LGV drivers, estimated at around 50,000, which will have a serious impact on our economy. National Lorry Week (November 16 to 22) was all about celebrating and championing the sector as innovative, inclusive, and sustainable and highlighting the many career opportunities and pathways it provides. I would urge other logistics […]
The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago.
The shortage of skilled drivers continues to be the major concern for senior professionals in road haulage and logistics businesses throughout the UK, according to the findings of a major study published at the CV Show this week.
John Jempson & Son has backed the call for a government loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate along the same lines as a student loan.