The Government has been warned again of the logistics sector skills crisis, after the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA), Richard Burnett, described the situation as “unprecedented”.
Mr Burnett spoke at a House of Commons parliamentary reception as part of National Lorry Week. He took the opportunity to caution MPs that the industry’s ability to continue driving economic growth is in danger, with the sector facing a shortfall of up to 55,000 drivers.
There is concern that the industry is failing to attracted enough young drivers, with the average driver age in the UK being 53.
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