Act now over worsening driver shortage crisis to avoid supply chain meltdown, RHA tells government


 

The RHA has renewed its plea to the government for urgent action to ease what it calls a growing crisis in driver shortages – made worse by the introduction of IR35 tax changes. The association said pallet firms, in particular, are having to extend-next day deliveries by up to five days. The situation was critical even before the pandemic, it said, with many EU truckers heading home for Brexit-related reasons. But the ‘complete failure to test new drivers during lockdown’ […]