Road Haulage Association

PM urged to act on lorry driver shortage or face Christmas crisis

The haulage industry is warning the Prime Minister to act on resolving supply chain issues or face a Christmas crisis.

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.

Government announces visa plan to tackle HGV driver crisis

The government has revealed its plans to tackle the HGV driver crisis by recruiting 5,000 lorry drivers from Europe.

HGV driving tests relaxed to resolve lorry driver shortage

The Government is making changes to create 50,000 more HGV driving tests to help recruit more lorry drivers.

Lorry drivers face roads ban for hitting railway bridges

Lorry drivers could have their driving licence revoked if they hit a railway bridge.

‘Unprecedented demand’ for HGV driver training

According to Sky News, there is an 'unprecedented demand' from people wanting to become HGV drivers.

Waitrose paying new HGV drivers more than its executives

Supermarket chain Waitrose is paying its HGV drivers more than some of its executives in a bid to recruit drivers in the current recruitment crisis.

DVSA recruits more HGV driving examiners

The DVSA has unveiled plans to recruit more examiners for HGV driving tests to help deal with the current lorry driver shortage.

Advice for recruiting new HGV drivers revealed

Logistics UK has published a guide to helping fund and recruit HGV drivers.

Army’s HGV drivers are put on standby to help in supply crisis

A looming food crisis has seen the government put the Army's HGV drivers on standby to deliver crucial supplies.

Logistics UK urges government to introduce temporary driver visas

Logistics UK says the country's HGV driver shortage can be helped if the government introduces temporary driver visas.