Commercial drivers to be fined for old offences

If you drive a lorry, bus or coach driver you’ll be well aware of the rules in place to ensure you have sufficient breaks whilst driving. Currently, if you’re pulled over for a roadside check, and are found to be working beyond your allowed hours, you can be fined up to £300 on the spot for Read more about Commercial drivers to be fined for old offences[…]

The UK is to face a shortage of LGV drivers in 2017

40,000 LGV drivers alone are estimated to leave the industry in 2017 The Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) has estimated that about 40,000 LGV drivers are set to leave the industry this year due to retirement. Inevitably by the end of 2017, there will be a shortfall of drivers within the road transport industry Read more about The UK is to face a shortage of LGV drivers in 2017[…]

MPs to ‘stand up and listen’ to shortage

  During a round table debate held at the Business Hive, people with a vested interest in the haulage industry were encouraged to speak up and lobby their local MP about the national lorry driver shortage. The debate comes as figures now show around 44,000 more drivers are needed to meet current demands. Paul Brewster, Read more about MPs to ‘stand up and listen’ to shortage[…]

Driver shortage now at crisis point

Haulage experts have warned that a shortage of lorry drivers is now at crisis point. There is currently a national shortage of lorry drivers in the UK, and it is estimated that for every qualified driver, there are nine vacancies available.* Richard Burnett, from the Royal Haulage Association has said “We are short of between Read more about Driver shortage now at crisis point[…]