The boss of haulage firm Moody Logistics has written to transport secretary Grant Shapps asking for urgent action to tackle the huge shortage of qualified HGV drivers. The UK now has an estimated shortfall of 65,000 HGV drivers, exacerbated by Brexit and IR35 tax changes forcing up driver costs. Moody Logistics MD Caroline Moody (pictured) is warning that the situation has reached crisis point and has called for an urgent review of the procedures surrounding HGV licensing and testing to […]
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