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Driver shortage is nationwide, says survey

[ June 9, 2015   //   ]

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s supply chain benchmarking club has published the findings of a recent Logmark survey on driver shortage. 
The 100-plus participants from companies including Norbert Dentressangle, Marks & Spencers, Doddle, Mark Thompson Transport Ltd and Premier Foodsfound that 74% of club members surveyed were experiencing a driver shortage and that it is a UK-wide issue; 51% of organisations surveyed have failed to recruit drivers over the last 12 months, while the average age of the participant’s driver was revealed as 47 years old. Some 89% of those surveyed think the Government is not doing enough to highlight and deal with the driver shortage crisis but 80% claimed it is the responsibility of business to find solutions to the issue
To view the full survey results in full, visit: . To get involved in the discussion, contact Katie Workman, or tel: 01536 740123.