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News2021-09-28T13:03:56+01:00

HGV Drivers Drugs & Driving: The Law

HGV Drivers Drugs & Driving: The Law Drink & Drug driving is dangerous at the best of times but even more serious when in control of a large and fully laden vehicle, it is, therefore, no surprise the industry supports drug testing amongst HGV drivers in order to keep drivers and road users safe from harm. The Law The same rules apply to HGV drivers as exist for car drivers. It is illegal to drive if [...]

December 21st, 2021|

Major Review Into HGV Driver Training

Major Review Into HGV Driver Training The government has announced a major review into existing driver training for heavy goods vehicles The review will look at ways to improve compulsory ongoing training for existing and returning HGV drivers and to identify sites for short term improvements to lorry parking. The government also will be looking at investing money to move additional lorry loads of freight over to railways. This announcement has come as the DVLA [...]

November 9th, 2021|

UK Now facing a Bus Driver shortage as HGV drivers see better pay.

Bus services around the UK are set to see problems impacted by driver shortages as drivers leave to join the HGV industry. It is currently estimated that there are currently 4000+ vacancies for UK bus and coach drivers. Some services have already been cancelled due to a lack of drivers. The bus driver sector sees high turnovers of staff but we have recently seen more and more operators announcing service disruption due to driver shortages. To [...]

October 26th, 2021|

The HGV Driver Shortage Crisis. How Bad Will It Get?

The HGV Driver Shortage Crisis. How Bad Will It Get? Recently we have all been aware of the fuel crisis partly “fuelled” by misinformation in the media causing panic buying but alongside a very real and growing problem in the UK of HGV driver shortages. Retailers are now also warning that there will most likely be significant disruption in the run-up to Christmas with popular items becoming scarce on our supermarket shelves. So why is [...]

October 19th, 2021|

Government urged to take action to tackle the HGV driver shortage in the UK

The East Midlands Chamber’s chief executive has urged the government to take urgent action to tackle the HGV driver shortage in the UK. Mr Knowles made the comments surrounding the current shortage of drivers in the UK and the ongoing fuel shortage which has seen pumps running out of fuel and supermarket shelves empty of certain items with further stock shortages approaching. Scott said “While we welcome the Governments intervention to offer temporary visas for 5,000 [...]

September 28th, 2021|
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