The DVSA must overturn its decision to stop all LGV driving tests during the pandemic to help address the shortage of professional drivers in the industry, according to Logistics UK. It said the industry needed 76,000 drivers and that the government must act now to secure the future of the industry. In a report looking at skills and employment in logistics, the group said Brexit and Covid-19 had exposed structural issues in the labour market. It said a raft of […]
Government plans for “unfettered cabotage” will be “shockingly damaging” to the UK haulage industry and undermine the progress being made to tackle the UK’s driver shortage, the RHA warned MPs this week.
The HGV driver shortage is still rife, the FTA has warned, after its latest quarterly industry survey found almost a third of operators are facing long-term recruitment delays.
A shortage of HGV drivers brought about by the pandemic and self-isolation rules has meant garden waste collections in Exeter have been suspended.