The government could be on the verge of a “massive Brexit U-turn” and offering temporary visas to EU truck drivers in an attempt to resolve a growing supply chain crisis. Parcel firm ParcelHero claimed secret talks were currently taking place between the Department for Transport and industry professionals that could result in non-UK HGV drivers being called back to the UK on temporary visas. Last week, the government said it would continue to relax drivers’ hours in an effort to […]
Foreign haulage operators could be allowed to make an unlimited number of trips in the UK within a two-week period before returning home, under plans to strengthen supply chains and save Christmas.
Government plans aimed at tackling the HGV driver shortage crisis which stop short of issuing temporary visas to foreign drivers have been given a muted welcome by the haulage industry.
Empty supermarket shelves are the picture of summer 2021. According to the Road Haulage Association, we’re short of 100,000 HGV drivers, but the truth is, the sector is an unappealing prospect for workers.