76,000 Truck Driver Shortage

TO HELP address the shortage of LGV drivers in the UK, RTITB has created a new Driver CPC Periodic Training module to help create attractive career pathways.
“Even after all this time, Driver CPC is seen by many organisations only as a way to deliver training that ticks a compliance box and cover the topics that help them to avoid or reduce fines,” said Laura Nelson, managing director of RTITB. “While this is important, retaining drivers and showcasing genuine opportunities for professional development is equally vital.”
The UK transport and logistics sector currently estimates a shortfall of 76,000 drivers. This has been further compounded by Brexit and Covid-19, which has seen thousands of EU workers leave the country. The number of EU HGV drivers fell by 36% in the year ending Q2 2020.

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