Driver Shortage and Congestion Problems

May 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2002, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p48
Trade Publication
The research by Lex Transfleet, which manages almost 30,000 commercial vehicles and plant on behalf of its customers has identified that 71% of commercial fleet managers are concerned over distribution staff shortages, with over half encountering difficulties in recruiting drivers. Out of the 200 fleet managers questioned only 4% said they used gas-powered trucks and vans, with barriers such as lack of availability/refueling infrastructure and lack of information being blamed by those that did not. Only 30% of fleet managers who ran a policy did it because it was environmentally beneficial, with cost reduction and increasing profitability being the two main reasons.


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