The Road Haulage Association is calling for urgent Government action to ease a growing crisis in driver shortages.
To put it simply, the UK economy cannot operate without HGV drivers. The logistics sector is the lifeblood of the nation’s economy, supplying businesses with the goods they need to operate and contributing a total £124 billion gross value added (GVA) each year.
As a market leading logistics business, we have experienced first-hand the difficulties in finding drivers. And with a current shortage of 76,000 HGV drivers in the UK, a number which is expected to grow to 257,000 drivers by 2022, it is essential we all do our bit to eliminate the negative industry image that is putting off younger generations from becoming HGV drivers.
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