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Don’t let restrictions on your workforce add to driver shortage

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming EU referendum, Britain cannot afford to let workforce restrictions add to the growing shortage of drivers facing the country.

Rob Eyes, Operations Director of Driving Force said “Whatever the result on June 23 when we vote to stay or leave the EU, the growing shortage of temporary drivers is not going to go away and qualified commercial drivers come from across Europe as well as the UK. The transport and logistics sector doesn’t need any deterrents for this vital workforce.

We are facing unprecedented demand for drivers to feed the country’s increasing appetite for online shopping and home deliveries. Reports indicate that the UK will need an extra 150,000 drivers within the next five years.

So whether we stay or leave, we must encourage young people across the nation to see the professional driver industry as a viable and rewarding career path, where training and investment is available. The UK simply cannot afford to let any workforce restrictions contribute to further decline in the dwindling agency pool of qualified temporary drivers.”

For more information about Driving Force’s training opportunities, visit our Driver Training page.

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