HGV driver shortage lessens as wage hikes and recruitment drive boost numbers


 

Higher wages, drivers’ skills bootcamps and speedier HGV driver testing has boosted HGV driver numbers – but the problem still remains chronic, according to Logistics UK’s analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data. The ONS figures show that the number of HGV drivers in employment has not fallen as significantly as in recent quarters, prompting Logistics UK to express “cautious optimism” that the shortage is improving as newly trained drivers and returning drivers join […]