Pay hikes triggering driver poaching and rates increases, top hauliers warn


 

Leading operators have insisted raising driver pay rates and offering sign-on bonuses will fail to ease the current chronic labour shortage and have instead led to rates increases and firms poaching staff from each other. Their warning comes amid a raft of fresh incentives being offered by major supermarkets and logistics operators to lure HGV drivers into new positions. However, Cullimore MD and RHA chairman Moreton Cullimore rejected recent claims by the Unite union that boosting driver pay rates would help […]