It is no secret that Logistics companies are being seriously affected by a shortage of HGV drivers which has been caused by various factors including the impact of the global Covid19 pandemic and the implementation of Brexit Custom Controls.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, understandably, all driving tests were suspended, leaving a huge backlog of potential drivers wishing to enter the logistics industry. It is estimated that around 35,000 HGV driving tests are still outstanding.
At the same time, 79,000 European logistics workers returned to their home countries – and this, combined with an existing shortage of more than 76,000 individuals has meant that haulage firms are now struggling to recruit new drivers – a problem which will be exacerbated by summer holidays for those who have worked so tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
Whilst our teams are doing an excellent job in maintaining a streamlined service, our focus remains; that is to always provide exceptional customer service and deliver sustainable solutions.
We’d like to thank all of our Customers for their support during these unprecedented times.