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Driver shortage crisis: UK business groups demand action

DRIVER SHORTAGE CRISIS UK BUSINESS GROUPS DEMAND ACTION

As the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers continues to affect the logistics and retail sectors, two of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) have written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to outline key three steps the government can take …

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Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk says British Safety Council

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue. British Safety …

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Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

The UK’s HGV driver shortage is becoming increasingly concerning, with the ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid-19 and growing demands exacerbating the problem. There are numerous reports of the lack of qualified drivers creating difficulties for the logistics industry, which is having a severe impact on many different sectors, including retail …

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HGV traffic spikes as retail and hospitality returns

HGV traffic spikes as retail and hospitality returns

New Department for Transport figures show that HGV traffic hit a three-month high on the weekend of 11-12 April as many non-essential shops, restaurants and pubs prepared to re-open. The weekend’s HGV traffic was 15% above the pre-pandemic figure, a level last recorded in the build-up to Christmas. The government …

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Logistics UK report examines COVID-19 impact on industry

LOGISTICS UK REPORT EXAMINES COVID-19 IMPACT ON INDUSTRY

The logistics industry stepped up to deliver for the nation in 2020, despite facing a worsening shortage of HGV drivers, economic and financial hardship, and significant disruption to operations, according to Logistics UK. The business group has launched its COVID-19 Logistics Report 1, which provides a detailed overview on how …

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