HGV driver shortage UK


How To Get An HGV Operator’s Licence

If you want to obtain an HGV operator’s licence it is likely that you have put things in place to start and operate your own HGV business.  Obtaining an HGV licence ensures that the HGVs within your business operate in a safe and proper manner, ensuring that goods are transported safely and in accordance with…

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Lorry driver shortage means bottleneck of ships at major UK ports

The current shortage of UK lorry drivers is resulting in cargo ships being rerouted from UK ports as they cannot be off-loaded quickly enough, sometimes meaning that that cargo ships are in UK ports such as Felixstowe for as long as seven days waiting to be offloaded. Huge international shipping companies such as Maersk are…

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HGV driver shortage down 17% say ONS stats

ONS publish their latest statistics on the HGV driver shortage which shows a 17% plunge in HGV drivers The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published their latest findings on the shortage of UK HGV drivers on the 19th of October 2021. Whilst the headline figures show a total shortage of well over 100,000 HGV drivers…

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How Much Do HGV Drivers Earn In The UK?

The recent shortages of groceries, fuel, building supplies, and products across the UK have highlighted the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK.  Prior to this, the National Careers Service estimated that the average salary per year for an HGV driver was in the region of £19,000 for starters and £39,000 for drivers with experience. …

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