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HGV driver shortage is not ‘because of Brexit’, it’s a problem across the EU too

The truth about truckers - Facts4EU.Org reveals the reality behind driver shortages

We publish Government and global industry facts, demolishing yet another Remainer myth

In recent weeks some elements of the media and social media in the United Kingdom have seized on the shortage of HGV drivers as being proof of another kind of ‘Brexit apocalypse’. In this report we present the facts which Facts4EU.Org has obtained from the Government and from major transport organisations.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Government and industry association information about driver shortages

  • Large Goods Vehicle tests dropped by nearly 43,000 since Mar 2020, when COVID struck

  • CPC tests (needed by professional truck drivers) dropped by 98% (Q1 2020 compared to Q1 2021)

  • Only 48 CPC tests were conducted in the first three months of this year

  • Government is recruiting 27 new examiners to speed up the process

The global situation is not any better - there are driver shortages almost everywhere

  • Truck driver shortages globally expected to increase by 25%+ this year, says International Road Transport Union

  • Germany was already reporting 45,000 vacancies back in 2018, says British International Freight Association

  • No.1 reason for driver shortage was ‘drivers retiring’, according to (UK) Road Haulage Association survey in July

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HGV driver shortage is NOT 'because of Brexit', it's a problem across the EU too
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