A recent report from the International Road Transport Union (IRU) describes a worrying outlook for European road haulage, with heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortages set to worsen over the next four years.
According to the report, the shortage is due to difficulties in recruiting replacements for an aging population of HGV drivers. Figures show that 30 percent of drivers will retire by 2026; however, there are four to seven times fewer replacement drivers available. This is occurring against a backdrop of increasing demand for transport.
Read more in an article from Inside Logistics.