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Kent is indeed known as the Garden of England, but over the last few weeks, the situation there has been less than rosy for our hauliers and HGV drivers trying to cross the channel.
The introduction of driverless vehicles may be nothing more than science fiction in some people’s minds, but the reality is technology giants across the globe, such as Google, are investing heavily in developing the concept which shows it is closer to reality than people think.
The Garden of England has been a giant lorry park for much of June and July, causing varying degrees of frustration and misery for Kent's residents and businesses, as well as those who rely on the county's roads and motorways to get where they need to be – notably beleaguered HGV drivers.
The migrant problem that truck drivers bound for the UK are facing in Calais is nothing new and has been a problem for 15 years. With that being said there are now a combination of things that have elevated the problem to a whole new level.
Recruiters are predicting a 10% increase in driving staff demand while the sector continues to suffer a low availability of candidates.