Somerset haulier C&D South West has added its support to the RHA’s campaign to attract new recruits into the industry and get more drivers behind the wheel.

The company said it had already started encouraging applications from men and women to take up places at its driver academy and it was committed to making logistics an attractive career for school leavers.

The RHA’s Skills Campaign seeks to highlight career opportunities, retain existing transport employees by improving conditions and getting government funding to support training.

Lorna Hammond, C&D MD, said: “We face an acute driver shortage in the UK, that without further action from both Government and industry risks putting the brakes on our economic recovery.

“It’s imperative that our industry is both supported and protected and by supporting the RHA Skills Campaign we’re doing our part to make sure that goods arrive exactly where and when they’re needed.”