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Driver shortage crisis report released

By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:14

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Are you experiencing a driver shortage?

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport reveal findings

The supply chain benchmarking club of the leading professional logistics and transport body, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, has today published findings from a recent Logmark survey addressing the current driver shortage.

Over 100 participants from companies including Norbert Dentressangle, Marks & Spencers, Doddle, Mark Thompson Transport Ltd, and Premier Foods, took part in the survey and the Institute will use the findings to inform the debate.

Some of the key findings of the survey include:

  • 74% of members surveyed stated that their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage
  • The survey revealed that the driver shortage is a UK wide issue
  • 61% of those surveyed revealed that they use agency workers regularly throughout the year
  • 51% of organisations surveyed have failed to recruit drivers over the last 12 months
  • The average age of the participant’s driver was revealed as 47 years old
  • 58% of organisations surveyed are not recruiting any trainee drivers
  • 22% of those surveyed do not finance Driver CPC for their drivers and 56% do not provide in-house training for goods vehicle licence acquisition
  • Nearly 60 members claimed that industry image and perception is a significant factor in the driver shortage
  • 89% of those surveyed think the Government is not doing enough to highlight and deal with the driver shortage crisis
  • 80% claimed it is the responsibility of business to find solutions to the issue

The Institute will be hosting a series of round table discussions where senior industry figures can share best practice, solutions and innovative thinking in dealing with the associated issues.

To view the survey results in full, click here.

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