Driver shortage may force firms to employ dangerous drivers, Traffic Commissioner report warns


 

The critical shortage of HGV drivers could tempt operators to engage and retain staff who fail to live up to basic standards, according to the traffic commissioners. In their latest annual report, the TCs acknowledged the challenge facing haulage firms as an acute skills shortage places significant pressure on supply chains leaving them struggling to deliver goods. But they also pointed out the possible impact on safety standards: “The obvious risk is that operators may be tempted to retain drivers […]