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 […]
FORS has joined forces with Network Rail to try to drive down the number of bridge strikes by HGVs.
Logistics UK has urged the government to replicate its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme for the logistics sector and prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to EU drivers.
More than 100 HGV drivers employed by GXO on its Co-op supermarket contract in Avonmouth have been given a 15% pay increase after their union stepped in to discuss concerns.