Government data reveals “worrying lack” of younger HGV drivers as skills shortage remains “severe”, Driver Require report warns


 

The UK’s driver shortage is still at severe levels with a worrying lack of recruits in the under-30 age group, according to research by driver agency Driver Require. The research analysed the latest data from the Office of National Statistics’ Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the period October to December 2021. After crunching the ONS data, Driver Require found that HGV drivers numbers rose by only 2,000 to 263,000 between Q3 and Q4, 39,000 lower than the pre-pandemic level of […]