There has been an “explosion” in demand among HGV drivers for D4 medicals, with waiting times increasing and adding another obstacle to resolving the driver crisis. GP’s network D4 Drivers said it was trying to handle up to 9,000 professional driver appointments a month and it was attempting to recruit extra doctors to meet demand. However, it warned that with strikes also taking place at the DVLA at a time when the licensing agency was also battling a paperwork backlog, […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
Tuffnells has seen a significant increase in consignments for medical products and healthcare supplies as it continues to deliver vital items to essential businesses and services dealing with COVID-19.
Kitchen manufacturer and supplier Howdens Joinery has been fined £1.2m after a visiting HGV driver was crushed whilst delivering into one of its sites in 2014.