According to research from IRU, the European road transport sector will face a 13% increase in driver shortage this year (2020).
Logistics businesses anticipate that 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage.
Proactive, intelligence-led safety interventions can help fleets recruit and retain drivers, says SmartDrive Systems.
The Road Haulage Association has now evaluated its first 10 HGV driver trainees as part of its challenge to help bring through the next generation of HGV drivers.
The freight and logistics sector is still suffering a shortage of skilled drivers, according to the FTA's July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey.
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has redoubled its efforts in addressing the transport industry’s ongoing driver shortage.
Accountancy firm Menzies LLP is urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to address the current driver shortages and offset the expected post-Brexit industry crisis in next week’s autumn statement.
Nine drivers have graduated from the Cemex Logistics Apprenticeship scheme.
A new analysis of professional drivers by the FTA shows a drop in driver shortages, but highlights the sector’s reliance on staff from the European Union.
Retailer B&M has created 100 jobs on the back of a newly-launched Widnes-based driver training scheme.
An improved funding package for apprentices in the transport sector has been announced that will open up even more opportunities for smaller firms.
A Twitter poll conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has confirmed that most parents don’t want their children to become truckers.
Newly-launched Birmingham-based driver training business Blue Triangle Training is offering tuition to drivers wanting to gain their HGV/LGV licences.
The deficiency is making life just as hard for driver supply agencies as it is for everyone else, says Drivers Direct logistics director Michael Watson
A new not-for-profit organisation called Road to Logistics has been launched to encourage companies to hire ex-services personnel and ex-offenders.
The commercial fleet industry must improve working conditions if it is to solve the driver crisis, according to transport minister Lord Ahmad.
Relevancy, reinforcement and regularity of training are key considerations, according to FTA.
Three-quarters of operators are struggling to recruit heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, despite Government efforts to address the shortfall.
The FTA said the Welsh Government has responded to its calls for support with the announcement of a significant investment in driver training.
The RHA is planning to lobby MPs during its “National Lorry Week”, to address the driver shortage which is facing the industry.