According to research from IRU, the European road transport sector will face a 13% increase in driver shortage this year (2020).
Despite a strong sense of social responsibility, it says, persistent barriers prevent mobility and logistics operators investing more in safety.
A failure to deliver safe, secure rest areas and address shortcomings in the apprenticeship levy are damaging efforts to tackle the driver shortage, truck associations have warned.
The European road transport sector is facing the most acute professional driver shortage in decades, a new report by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has found.
The IRU has welcome the Government’s white paper on customs and trade but says that the ‘no deal’ scenario is not an option for the transport sector.