June 23, 2024

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The UK has ten days to solve the truck driver crisis and save the Christmas-traffic

The UK has ten days to solve the truck driver crisis and save the Christmas-traffic

The warning was issued by the Department of Retail. If the UK government does not resolve the truck driver crisis within ten days, Christmas items will be affected.

The heavy transport sector is facing a deep crisis of British labor shortages, with rising energy prices and barriers still being experienced by the Govt-19 epidemic, which will soon trigger a stock outflow in retail and create difficulties in delivering essential goods. Another factor that contributed to the Brexit shortage was the fact that many professionals wanted to stay in Europe and leave the country.

“HGV conductors are the glue that binds our supply chains. Without them, goods cannot move between suppliers, warehouses and stores”, he said. Referred to Reuters Andrew OP of the British Retail Federation. “If we do not find drivers in the next 10 days, we will inevitably face significant disruption in the pre-Christmas period.”

BP and ExxonMobil’s Esso gas stations have been forced to close due to a lack of drivers to carry fuel, and manpower shortages are rushing to long-distance gas stations across the country.

The government wants to ease immigration rules
However, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the green light to ease UK immigration rules and allow foreign drivers to enter the country. “Boris is completely tired of the bad titles on this topic and wants to solve everything and not worry about visa restrictions.” Refers to a source quoted by the Financial Times.

British ministers are expected to meet on Friday to try to resolve the issue. The British transport industry says it needs about 100,000 drivers to cope with the current crisis.

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