Driver shortages bode ill for Christmas

October 2005
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct2005, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports on the increase in shortage of logistics and transport drivers in Great Britain in December 2005. Statistics from Skills for Logistics do not bode well for Christmas deliveries. There are 310,000 active long/light/large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers in Great Britain while turnover rate is 20,496. There are also 63,000 LGV driver vacancies in the country, which is 11 % higher than in June 2004. The 2005 statistics from the Michelin Business Monitor report that 27% of operators have driver vacancies. Of these, 6% need more drivers than they did in November 2004 and 17% need two or more extra drivers.


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