Lorry driver shortage: UK government and retailers in emergency talks

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Defra seems to be for options as Covid and Brexit issues threaten to go away gaps on grocery store cabinets

The UK authorities has held emergency talks with retailers, logistics teams and wholesalers as a scarcity of lorry drivers threatens to go away gaps on grocery store cabinets.

Officers from the Division for Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) are understood to have mentioned potential options, together with enjoyable restrictions on drivers’ working hours and growing capability for HGV driving exams and coaching to assist usher in new native drivers.

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