I was honoured to be inducted into the Motor Transport Hall of Fame this month, and it was lovely to meet up with former colleagues from my time in transport journalism and the RHA at the MT Awards. The event also prompted me to compare the HGV driver shortage and the shortages in other sectors – particularly in the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector, in which I have worked for the past three-and-half-years. There are differences, most obviously HGV drivers’ […]
Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic the logistics sector has demonstrated the valuable role it plays in enabling this country to function. But is has failed to address the long-term shortage of LGV drivers, estimated at around 50,000, which will have a serious impact on our economy.
Pallet network Pall-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester to come up with creative ideas to promote logistics career opportunities to young people aged 16 to 24.
Food wholesaler BidCorp and the National Buying Consortium are calling on the government to take urgent action to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers and warehouse operatives or face worsening food shortages and price inflation across the UK.