Driver shortage – more needs to be done

Current thinking on solving the truck driver shortage is not sufficiently targeted or wide-reaching enough, says a new report by the House of Commons Transport Committee. Nor will it be able to deal with future growth or cope with the ageing profile of drivers likely to retire in the next ten years, it added. Haulage associations estimate a current shortfall of 45,000–60,000 drivers with another 40,000 due to leave the ... [+]

Dover lorry park plan needs thinking through, says transport committee

The House of Commons Transport Committee says more should be done to demonstrate that proposal for a lorry park to alleviate the effects of disruption at the port of Dover will deliver, in its Operation Stack report. However, the Government is right to seek a solution to the problem, it says. It ... [+]

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