More than 118,000 HGV tests are required to take place over the next 12 months if a skills black hole caused by the pandemic is to be plugged, according to research carried out by the Logistics Skills Network (LSN). In 2020, just 15,547 professional drivers passed their test, compared to a five-year average of 41,730. Last month, HGV driver tests resumed but the LSN said trainers were struggling to obtain their full requirement of tests from the DVSA, resulting in […]
Logistics companies are reporting signs that the HGV driver shortage crisis may have turned a corner this month.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules.
E-commerce expert epyx is looking to recruit independent garages for its 1link Service Network to help tackle the MOT and maintenance bottleneck created by the Covid-19 pandemic.