HGV Driver shortage


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 to become a HGV Driver

If you have ever thought about changing career or starting a new career as a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver then there is some important information that you need to be aware of regarding qualifications, jobs, recruitment, interviews, salary and skills. Driving a Heavy Goods Vehicle provides you with the freedom of the open road…

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Update on the National HGV Driver shortage and how leading retailers are tackling the problem head on.

  Last month in July 2021, Isis Insurance wrote about the Government initiatives to drastically reduce, or eradicate completely, the current shortage of HGV drivers in the UK. This has been an ongoing problem for many months now. The logistics industry, which retailers – especially grocers – rely on to transport goods to stores or…

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Government publishes letter outlining plans to solve the HGV driver shortage

On the 20th of July 2021, the Government published a letter outlining their plans to solve the shortage of HGV drivers. This includes a package of measures to help address the shortage of hauliers

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HGV driving test waiting times

HGV driving test waiting times The haulage industry in the UK seems rife with contradictions. If some of the more recent media reports are anything to go by, the latest example of this is an increase in the time you need to wait before taking an HGV driving test and the much vaunted national shortage…

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Calling all drivers – tackling the shortage

Calling all drivers – tackling the shortage Where have all the drivers gone? Haulage industry organisations have long warned about the shortage of professional drivers. According to the website Motor Transport (August 2015), the industry currently faces a shortfall of 45,000 HGV drivers. A new initiative, launched on the 11th of September 2015, by the…

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Britain Needs HGV Drivers

Britain Needs HGV Drivers – Infographic by Easy As HGV

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