On August 22, Logistics UK and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote a joint open letter to Kwasi Kwarteng MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), to ramp up pressure on the government to take action over the chronic HGV driver shortage. After weeks of negotiations with the transport department, Logistics UK chief executive David Wells, pictured, decided to go public and address his concerns to the business secretary, explaining that the driver shortage – which […]
The policing of the UK’s roads should be run on a nationwide basis to ensure consistency across the whole network, according to Logistics UK.
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.
Granting European lorry drivers temporary visas to help plug the HGV driver shortage would be nothing more than a sticking plaster, Unite warned this week.