BP said nearly a third of its British petrol stations had run out of the two main grades of fuel on Sunday as panic buying forced the government to suspend competition laws and allow firms to work together to ease shortages.
The shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers is a widespread problem affecting the UK, European countries and the USA. It’s caused by a range of factors, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and an ageing workforce.
With a recent survey revealing that half of logistics companies have seen a rise in mental health issues since Brexit, haulage industry leaders and mental health experts provide tips for supporting the mental wellbeing of drivers.
A temporary visa scheme to make it easier for foreign lorry drivers to work in the UK is set to run for three months, ending on Christmas eve.
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