August 30, 2017 at 11:16 AM
According to the Freight Transport Association's July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey, the freight and logistics sector still has a shortage of skilled drivers.
The survey showed that almost a third of the 6,000 freight and logistics businesses whose opinion was sought, were experiencing long delays recruiting HGV drivers.
Head of national and regional policy at the Freight Transport Association, Christopher Snelling has said “At a time when British businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on an efficient supply chain, the lack of qualified drivers available to work could soon become cause for concern.
“And with just over 57% of respondents to QTAS also anticipating a shortage of HGV drivers moving into the second half of 2017, it is clear that the industry needs a recruitment boost to overcome the potential issues which this could cause in the long term to Britain’s ongoing profitability.”
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