As the country pulls away from the Covid crisis, and rightly gets back to work, demand across industry is sure to increase. This could well bring on another crisis, this time far more economically driven. When the hospitality sector fully reopens demands on the transport sector will vastly outstrip current availability. The heavy goods driver shortage will continue to bite and soon disrupt critical supply chains despite the increasing concerns which have now been highlighted for some time by hauliers […]
Wincanton has seen revenue rise by more than 25% compared to last year, the company reported this week, but chief executive James Wroath warned that the logistics industry is heading for choppy waters as the driver shortage looks set to continue into the peak season.
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.
Government moves to increase HGV testing capacity are still not enough to deliver Christmas, the RHA has insisted.