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The reasons behind the HGV driver shortage

The current driver shortage is now at a critical stage, it’s not getting any better and it’s not hard to see why. I am sure some HGV drivers will disagree but in my opinion it’s not about the wages as decent rates are currently being provided across the industry. I believe the issue is more likely linked to the way HGV drivers are perceived and treated and the poor image of the industry as a whole.

Anna Kozlowska, Myway Enterprises

Logistics is a great career for women

Logistics: a male dominated, old-fashioned industry based around pain-in-the-backside, slowing-us-down-on-the-way-to-work, dirty trucks. That's probably the idea of the logistics and parcels delivery industry held by most people in the UK. In terms of a career many woman would think ‘absolute nightmare’; but not me.

Calais scenario – are our drivers just sitting ducks?

As a company that has been operating trucks around Europe for many years, the issue of migrants attempting to access trailers in and around the Calais area is nothing new.

Mike Josypenko, Director of Special Projects, Institute of Export

Exporting to Russia – the top five tips for UK businesses

A year on from the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions by the EU and USA against Russia, the outlook remains uncertain for British companies who currently export there – and for those businesses that are seeking to expand into the country.

Calling on politicians to support rail freight

Every year in the UK, more than £30 billion worth of goods are moved by rail freight and our industry generates more than £1.5 billion in benefits for UK plc.