Driver Shortage Improves But More Action Needed

Our friends over at recruitment agency Driver Require have analysed recent ONS workforce data, and revealed that almost 30,000 HGV drivers returned to driving in Q3 of 2021.  This is a 40% recovery of the drop in driver numbers since the beginning of the pandemic, so we cannot afford to be complacent. Most of the […]

Another Perspective On Driver Shortages (& Other Sectors Too?)

We all know that there is a shortage of drivers currently, particularly anyone that has spent time queuing to buy fuel recently.  Even the UK’s army of temporary workers have been unable to sufficiently plug the gap, and there is a lot of discussion as to the reasons behind the shortage. We found a particularly […]

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 […]