CILT publish findings of their driver shortage crisis survey

Published: 09 June 2015

CILT publish findings of their driver shortage crisis survey

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport have published their findings from a recent opinion survey of their members about the current HGV driver shortage.

The survey was carried out at the start of the year and all of the CILT’s members were invited to take part. The aim of the survey was to gauge enough information to come up with a series of recommendations for fleet operators, industry and government.

Over 100 companies responded to the survey including the Doodle, Marks & Spencers and the Hazchem Network to name but a few. The CILT will use these findings to continue their discussions on the driver shortage crisis.

Here are some of the findings from the report:

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Almost two thirds of the companies surveyed are experiencing a driver shortage.

Very clear that the government could do more to help.

It is good to see that staff development is what most companies are trying to do to combat the issue, it is also encouraging to see a number of companies employing the skills of MoD leavers.

It is interesting to see that the industry image is very high in peoples views as to what has caused the driver shortage crisis. The financial barriers and the Driver CPC are much more obvious reasons for the current shortage.

To view the full report click here.

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