Logistics companies are reporting signs that the HGV driver shortage crisis may have turned a corner this month. However some cautioned that, unless wage rises are maintained and facilities improved, the easing of the crisis could be short lived. Reports of a rise in the availability of drivers follow moves by industry to attract new drivers and those that had quit the sector, with wage hikes, bonuses and more flexible shift patterns, alongside government schemes such as the recent Skills […]
Urgent reforms of HGV driving training, tests and apprenticeships needed to solve skills crisis, warns Logistics UK
Logistics UK is calling for the government to urgently tackle the driver shortage crisis by providing financial support for HGV driver training, reforming the Apprenticeship Levy and prioritising HGV driver tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
HGV engineering apprentices have been given a six-figure boost after North West training provider Total People received a £750,000 investment from its group parent company for its Manchester facilities.