Addressing the HGV driver shortage

The government has announced a consultation to temporarily amend cabotage rules, allowing thousands more HGV deliveries to be made each month and bolstering the resilience of our supply chains as we build a high-skill, high wage economy.

  • A global shortage of HGV drivers is affecting countries around the world, so we must take decisive action to bolster our supply chains and support industries. 
     
  • That is why the government has announced proposals to relax rules on international drivers entering the UK – meaning they can make an unlimited number of deliveries within the UK during a two week period, rather than up to two times per seven days under pre-existing rules. 
     
  • This temporary measure will give time to work with the industry to build a resilient British HGV workforce – and there are encouraging signs that progress is being made,  with a 300 per cent increase in the number of people looking to become HGV drivers.

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