The Pallet Network (TPN) is seeking to tackle the crisis in driver recruitment and a poor industry image by offering free evening meals to all its trunking drivers. The network said it wanted to inspire the UK logistics industry to improve conditions for HGV drivers at a time when firms were reporting a serious shortage of staff, coupled with a record-breaking spike in volumes. TPN said it was providing hot meals in an on-site pop-up restaurant, with dedicated serving areas […]
KFC has stripped DHL Supply Chain of some of its supply chain and distribution work, returning to previous incumbent Bidvest Logistics after the operator’s failure to deliver.
New rules about off-payroll working, which come into force within weeks, will give smaller operators “an unfair advantage” and make recruiting HGV drivers even more difficult, according to KBC Logistics.
Driver Require think tank calls on industry to improve conditions and stop “squandering” new drivers
An industry think tank put together by HGV driver recruitment firm Driver Require believes that the key to solving the long-term shortage of drivers lies in stopping existing drivers leaving the industry as well as recruiting and training more new drivers.