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The figures behind the HGV shortage show a continued issue with retention

Whilst the industry can take some solace in the fact that the number of HGV drivers within the UK grew by 30,00 in the third quarter; there is also grounds for concern as 9000 drivers aged 45 and under leave the profession within the same period. This is an unexpected turn for the industry; perhaps releasing some of the pressure and concerns the whole industry has felt since the start of the pandemic. But the inability to retain drivers within the…

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules: delivery of essential items to retailers

The Department for Transport (Dft), as well as the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have introduced a limited, temporary relaxation of the drivers' hours regulations for drivers' carrying Food & Essentials goods during the period of 10th December 2020 to 30th December 2020. We at TMC Assist caution all operators to read the details in full for this exemption before claiming it for your drivers; and also stress that this exemption is only to a limited, subset of drivers within…

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