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Pallet-Track on the BBC: Vital awareness raised around driver shortages

There has been much said in the media in recent months about the chronic shortage of HGV drivers we currently face in the UK – and we’ve been at the forefront of the conversation.

Our CEO Caroline Green has featured on BBC Radio 4’s lunchtime news and current affairs programme, The World at One; LBC’s breakfast show; the BBC News Channel and the regional BBC TV news in the East Midlands and West Midlands.

Featuring alongside Caroline on the TV reports was Leicestershire-based network member Translink Express Logistics, highlighting the forward-thinking action it is taking to tackle the crisis.

Viewers heard how Translink is offering free HGV training courses to its staff, which it will pay for at a cost of up to £2,500 per person.

Caroline has previously said that solving the 70,000-plus driver deficit goes beyond what one company can achieve, so the future-proofed initiatives delivered by members such as Translink will be vital.

We’re encouraging all logistics firms, not just our own members, to lobby their MPs to bring this issue to the top of the political agenda.