One female truck driver in the us has become a tiktok star. Uk lorry driver shortage a stark example of a wider european problem.
Even so, when you consider the structural problem in terms of the international drivers, the fact that there’s a driver shortage and high demand across the rest of europe, moving your capacity into the uk market and then not having a load coming back, or 60% not having a load back, is not very appealing for many companies.
Truck driver shortage 2021 europe. While images of empty shelves and long lines at petrol stations in the uk dominate the headlines, the truck driver shortage isn’t exclusive to britain. The trucking industry says it needs another 90,000 drivers to meet demand after brexit made it harder for european workers to drive in britain and. Iru carried out research amongst small and medium transport and logistics companies in a number of european countries, calculating the commercial freight driver shortage on the continent to rise from 23% in 2019 to 36% in 2020.
Global supply chains rely on there being enough drivers to keep goods moving. Motor aşi̇n ceo saim aşçı: Only 2% of truck drivers globally are women.
When cnn wrote in may about the beginnings of the truck driver shortage,. Britain opens up visa rules as it wrestles with critical truck driver shortage. In europe, unfilled driver positions fell by around three quarters, from 24% to 7% for truck drivers.
Over a quarter of truck drivers in the us will be 65 years or older by 2030. How a truck driver shortage in europe could hit your wallet in the us. According to research from iru, the european road transport sector is facing a 13 point increase in driver shortage in 2020.
But more women and young drivers need to be recruited to reverse the current trend. Europe has a long road ahead. After causing chaos in the uk, truck driver shortages could soon hit the rest of europe published mon, oct 4 2021 6:50 am edt updated mon, oct 4.
“there is a driver shortage across europe,” marco digioia, head of the european. Which critics say won’t entice european truck drivers. Experts warn that continental europe is currently short of 400,000 hgv drivers — with poland, germany, france, italy, and.
The government wants 300 eu drivers to come over urgently, but has received less than half as many applications. Elsewhere, [the] driver shortage was less serious in 2020 than 2019 due to the pandemic. A new survey by the international road transport union (iru) has found that 20% of all positions remain unfilled in spain, a situation the haulage lobbying organization said was causing “profound” logistics difficulties.
According to iru, poland is one of the most heavily impacted european countries and driver shortage in 2020 stands at around 37%. The truck driver shortage plaguing europe’s northern freight markets has now spread southwards. Adding to the problem are disruptions to training for new drivers because of the.
The international road transport union’s 2021 driver shortage survey has indicated that road transport companies expect a 10% rise in driver shortages this year. According to ti estimates, the shortage in poland in 2020 is around 124,000 drivers. Hauliers slam new move to attract foreign workers as 'worst option'.
The driver shortage across europe, particularly in the uk after brexit, have caused serious supply problems in the food.