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HGV driver shortage persists but recruitment initiatives starting to bear fruit, says Logistics UK

Wednesday 18 May 2022

The UK’s HGV driver shortage remains chronic, according to Logistics UK’s analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data.  But with the number of HGV drivers in employment not falling as significantly as in recent quarters, the business group has expressed cautious optimism that initiatives introduced by government and industry in the latter part of 2021 and into 2022 are starting to yield results.  

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Logistics UK reacts to civil service recruitment freeze

Friday 13 May 2022

The Prime Minister’s proposed civil service recruitment freeze could see the UK’s HGV driver shortage escalate if staff managing the backlog of driver testing cannot be recruited, according to Logistics UK.

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Transport Minister announces £200 million zero emission HGV funding at Logistics UK conference

Thursday 12 May 2022

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP’s announcement today (12 May 2022) at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference of £200 million in government funding to continue its zero-emission HGV trials will help enable the logistics industry’s journey to decarbonisation, according to the business group.

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Logistics UK announces Van Driver of the Year 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Paul Simonds of G4S Cash Solutions has today (11 May 2022) been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2022 following a competition day held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre alongside ITT Hub and the Future Logistics Conference.

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Government must provide logistics industry with further clarity on route to net zero, says Logistics UK

Wednesday 11 May 2022

There is an urgent need to decarbonise the logistics industry but further government clarity on the route to net zero is required immediately to ensure businesses have the confidence and certainty needed to invest in low emission solutions, according to Logistics UK.

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Trudy Harrison MP to speak at this week's Future Logistics Conference at ITT Hub

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Logistics UK is excited to welcome Trudy Harrison MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) – as keynote speaker on day two of its Future Logistics Conference, to be held alongside ITT Hub this week.

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Seven in ten logistics operators report escalating costs as fuel prices soar, Logistics UK survey finds

Friday 06 May 2022

71% of UK logistics companies reported an escalation in the cost of transporting goods during Q1 2022 compared to the same period a year ago amid sharp increases in the cost of fuel and other global supply chain pressures.

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Logistics UK launches search for Transport Manager of the Year

Tuesday 03 May 2022

Logistics UK has launched the search for its first Transport Manager of the Year; a new competition aimed at celebrating the very best transport managers in industry.

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Businesses frustrated by constant delays to post-Brexit import checks, says Logistics UK

Thursday 28 April 2022

The government’s decision to rethink the introduction of post-Brexit import checks on certain goods arriving from the EU (originally scheduled to be introduced in July 2022) while it finalises its 2025 Border Strategy will be met with mixed reactions from the industry, according to business group Logistics UK.

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Former HGV drivers: Rejoin the workforce with funded training spaces available

Thursday 28 April 2022

With the HGV driver shortage continuing to place pressure on UK supply chains, Logistics UK is urging HGV drivers who have left the workplace to consider re-joining the profession, with hundreds of spaces now available on government-funded refresher training courses, called Skills Bootcamps.

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