UK network launches nationwide driver drive
The palletised distribution network Pall-Ex is accelerating its recruitment with the launch of a UK-wide driver drive, which will help tackle HGV driver shortages across its network.
The firm has launched a new website where drivers can apply for jobs across the network, including roles for class one and two HGV drivers, forklift truck operators and van drivers. The industry is facing a growing shortage of drivers due to an ageing workforce.
Research from the workers’ union Unite shows that just 1% of HGV drivers in the UK are aged less than 25, while the average age of drivers was recorded at 48 in 2016 – up from 45.3 in 2001 – with 13% aged over 60. (ben)