A survey by Logistics UK has revealed that 96% of UK logistics businesses are now reporting problems recruiting HGV drivers. The severe lack of HGV drivers in the UK is highlighted in Logistics UK’s latest Performance Tracker for September 2021. It also reveals a general skills shortage across the board, not just among HGV drivers, with more than 13% of businesses now reporting severe to very severe problems recruiting warehouse staff compared to September 2020, when zero respondents reported facing […]
Perishable Movements Limited (PML) is offering to pay for the training of eight HGV drivers, in a bid to tackle the wider national labour shortage.
Foreign haulage operators could be allowed to make an unlimited number of trips in the UK within a two-week period before returning home, under plans to strengthen supply chains and save Christmas.
Hauliers have repeated their plea to government to relax the testing process for HGV drivers as the nationwide driver shortage hits crisis levels.