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’ […]
The shortage of LGV drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point as a “perfect storm” of circumstances will see the current 50,000 gap in the workforce widen unless rates of pay and working conditions are rapidly improved, according to recruitment specialist Driver Require.
UK CV production grew by 7.5% in July marking the fifth month of consecutive growth, but output remains almost 24% below the five-year average, according to new figures.
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.