6th October 2021

Haulage News 06/10/21

Find the biggest stories in haulage and road transport this week. And discover how many haulier Covid tests have happened, plus the positivity rates. 


Petrol shortage: Government prepares to call in the army

 

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.

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HGV driver shortage: UK government response 

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.

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Haulage industry urged to tackle driver mental health

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.

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Lorry driver shortage: Temporary visa scheme to run until Christmas Eve

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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More support to help people to become HGV drivers among package of government measures to ease risk of shortages

Government taking action to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers.

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