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RHA and Treasury in driver crisis funding talks

Road Haulage Association

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TheRoad Haulage Association (RHA) is pleased to announce that its demands for the Chancellor to address the driver shortage has resulted in an invitation to a meeting with Treasury officials on Friday 20 February.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said:

“This is a major milestone for the Association and for the industry as a whole.

“UK haulage operators are responsible for the efficient and cost effective movement of 85% of all goods transported. Their job is, quite literally, to move the economy.  However, that can only be achieved with a strong and thriving driver workforce.

“We are currently 40k drivers short. 45K are due to retire in the next two years, not including those who have to leave for medical reasons or who have found another job but only 17K are entering the industry annually. Do the maths – this has become an untenable situation. At a time a time of economic recovery, the Chancellor now presides over the future of the UK haulage industry”.

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