Driver Shortage

Maybe the current 'leaky bucket' scenario in the UK is a cultural issue, says Paul Empson. Pic: GettyImages/SolStock

How can we get young drivers back on the UK’s roads?

By Gill Hyslop

While there has been a 40% recovery in the number of drivers in the UK, a loss of 9,000 HGV drivers in the same period reflects ‘a leaky bucket scenario’, writes Paul Empson, GM of Bakers Basco.

The HGV driver shortage in the UK is attracting a vast pool of job hopefuls. Pic: GettyImages/Ariel Skelley

Global interest in truck driver jobs in the UK skyrockets

By Gill Hyslop

Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches across the globe for ‘truck driver UK’ exploded by 1,300% from 26 September, when petrol and HGV driver shortages in the UK became a widespread phenomenon.

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