Three quarters of CILT members say their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage

Logistics firms in ‘driver shortage crisis’

Three quarters of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) members say their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage.

Logmark, the supply chain benchmarking club of the logistics body, has published findings from a survey addressing the current ‘UK-wide’ driver shortage. 

Over 100 participants from companies including Marks & Spencers, Doddle, Mark Thompson Transport and Premier Foods took part in the survey.

Six key findings are as follows:

  • 74% of members surveyed stated that their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage
  • 61% of those surveyed revealed that they use agency workers regularly throughout the year
  • 51% of organisations surveyed have failed to recruit drivers over the last 12 months
  • 58% of organisations surveyed are not recruiting any trainee drivers
  • 22% of those surveyed do not finance Driver CPC for their drivers and 56% do not provide in-house training for goods vehicle licence acquisition
  • 89% of those surveyed think the Government is not doing enough to highlight and deal with the driver shortage crisis

To view the survey results in full, click here

CILT is the independent international professional body for individuals and companies associated with logistics and transport. It has over 33,000 members in over 31 countries worldwide. 

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