HGV driver numbers stabilising as test backlog eases


 

HGV drivers working in UK haulage fell by 49,000 in the last three months of 2021 but the number is stabilising, according to analysis by Logistics UK. The business group said that with numbers of driving tests now increasing as a result of greater capacity provided by the DVLA, progress was being made to reduce the shortfall. Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK policy director, said: “The new ONS data shows that attracting new entrants to the profession, and ensuring sufficient […]