Tag Archives: Driver shortages

HGV drivers value recognised by pay deal

Wincanton HGV mechanical offset driver pay deal due to Brexit shortages

GMB Wincanton HGV members see their essential value recognised by an 11% pay deal with GMB London Region, representing Mechanical offload HGV drivers, agreeing to an 8% pay increase with a further 3% increase granted from September to December 2021. Read more »


Call for 10,000 temporary visas to address driver crisis

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, according to business group Logistics UK.  Exclusive analysis of the latest ONS Labour Force Survey Q2 for Logistics Read more »


Driver shortages see service stations running out of fuel

Having recently reported the concerns of industry trade bodies Logistics UK and the CBA regarding driver shortages (here) and the potential impacts on supply chains (here) it is reported that the issue has contributed to the temporary closure of several petrol Read more »


CBA welcomes recognition of HGV driver shortages

Another industry body has responded to the announced Government actions to mitigate the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, with the Chemical Business Association (CBA) welcoming aspects of the response but also emphasising that ‘more still needs to Read more »


Industry angered by plans to address driver shortages

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at the recent announcement that the drivers’ hours legislation, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work, will continue to be relaxed until 8 August 2021. Read more »


Driver shortages create barrier

Covid-19 and plummeting oil prices are two of the most substantial challenges that the fuel oil distribution sector has faced in the past 12 months. But whilst these were very much in the spotlight, existing challenges continued to present barriers Read more »