Government Lists Range Of Driver Shortage Measures

THE government has announced a new, comprehensive package of measures aimed at easing the HGV driver shortage problem.
Five thousand short-term visas for overseas drivers to work in the fuel tanker and food distribution sectors will be available until 24 December and will be processed ‘in a timely manner’.
Some 3,000 places will be available on new Skills Bootcamps organised by the Department for Education to provide short, intensive courses to gain Cat C and CE licences, with a further 1,000 courses accessed locally and funded by the government’s adult education budget.

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