Road transport software specialist Aquarius says there is a marked increase in the number of agency drivers being employed by its UK customers during the pandemic.
Demand in November and December 2020 rose by 74% compared to the same period in the previous year, according to data from the company’s ClockWatcher Elite tachograph analysis software.
It also detected a 30% rise in the number of agency drivers being used by operators during the months of August, September and October 2020 compared to the same months in 2019.
Guy Reynolds, director at Aquarius IT, said: ‘The use of agency drivers during times of economic uncertainty makes perfect business sense. As compared to full-time drivers they offer operators a flexible way of supplementing an existing workforce in line with demand.’