Renewed efforts seen by the government this week to address the worsening HGV driver shortage are indeed commendable. The road haulage sector, already plagued by issues before the pandemic, now has to contend with a fuel crisis that has no end in sight plus a growing ‘silver exodus’ of retirees. According to Statista, this exodus is set to accelerate, with 45% of the UK’s HGV drivers expected to reach retirement age in the next five to 10 years. These figures […]
The fragility of a just-in-time supply chain strategy was exposed in the last 18 months and operators are pivoting towards a just-in-case set-up to build resilience, according to a new report.
Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences.
Wholesaler JJ Foodservice is aiming to solve its recruitment problems by encouraging more women to consider HGV driver jobs.