Urgent reforms of HGV driving training, tests and apprenticeships needed to solve skills crisis, warns Logistics UK

 

Logistics UK is calling for the government to urgently tackle the driver shortage crisis by providing financial support for HGV driver training, reforming the Apprenticeship Levy and prioritising HGV driver tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

The call follows the publication this week of Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Report 2020, which reveals that there were 20,500 fewer HGV drivers in Q2 2020, a reduction of 6.7% year-on-year.

The report also reveals that the number of EU and UK HGV […]


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