Despite Recruitment Efforts the UK’s Driver Crisis Continues

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned of “serious problems at Christmas” due to the UK’s driver shortage, despite concerted recruitment efforts.  According to RHA estimates, around 2,000 drivers are leaving the industry every week, often due to retirement, but only about 1,000 new recruits are joining the workforce in that same timeframe. The driver […]

Logistics Sector Severely Hampered by Shortage of Drivers

The shortage of lorry drivers has become so severe that the Department of Transport has temporarily relaxed drivers’ hours rules from Monday 12 July, allowing drivers to make slightly longer journeys.  However, very little consideration seems to have been given to the health and safety impact on affected drivers and it is also unclear whether […]