lorry drivers

Government plan to extend lorry driver hours is ‘dangerous’, warns Unite

Government's plan to extend lorry driver hours is not solving the problem and is dangerous, warns Unite.

Unite claims lorry inspections are ‘vanishingly rare’

The union Unite says UK lorry inspections are 'vanishingly rare' and this raises serious safety concerns.

Free ‘skills bootcamps’ begin to tackle HGV driver crisis

The UK's HGV driver crisis is being tackled with the launch of the first 'skills bootcamp' for lorry drivers.

Logistics UK ‘optimistic’ that driver shortage is easing

Logistics UK says they are optimistic that the country's HGV driver shortage is easing.

HGV driver shortage ‘no longer critical’

The UK's HGV driver shortage is no longer a 'critical' one, a report states.

Lorry drivers urged to ‘Wise up’ and avoid hitting bridges

Network Rail urges lorry drivers to 'Wise Up, Size Up' as Britain's most-bashed bridges are revealed.

Bus and bin wagon drivers quit to become HGV drivers

Growing numbers of bin and bus drivers are quitting their jobs to become better paid HGV drivers.

HGV driver numbers drop by 53,000

The number of HGV drivers in the UK fell by 53,000 in just four years, figures reveal.

Government lifts foreign haulier cabotage rules

The government has lifted foreign haulier cabotage rules on how many deliveries they can make while in the UK.

HGV drivers wait three months for driving tests

HGV drivers in the UK are having to wait three months to sit a driving licence test.

Union warns of ‘reckless’ drivers’ hours extension

A trade union is warning that a plan to extend the period of drivers' working for longer has been slammed as 'reckless'.

Recruiters offer HGV drivers £70,000 a year

HGV drivers say they are being offered £70,000 by agency recruiters in a bid to tackle the lorry driver shortage.