A shortage of trained drivers, increasing demand for goods to be transported by road and sometimes challenging working conditions mean that the salary heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers can expect to earn has been steadily increasing in the past years.
It seems that salaries will keep rising, with no let-up in demand for their skills but a decreasing supply of qualified drivers.
HGV Drivers in Short Supply
According to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK is 52,000 HGV drivers short of what is needed. And this shortage is rapidly getting worse, as this is a 49% increase since last year, with the impact of Brexit threatening to make this situation worse.
The shortage could bring the supply chain for crucial goods to a complete holt and bring the economy to its knees. So increasing salaries has been one crucial way hauliers have been trying to retain existing …Continue Reading