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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 31345, tabled on 12 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of heavy goods vehicle drivers required to fill current UK vacancies in that sector.

Answered on

15 July 2021

We concur with estimates from industry sources, including the industry think tank, ‘Driver Require’, and Logistics UK, which estimate there are 22,000 vacancies for heavy goods vehicle drivers. The underlying, longer-term shortage, which has been present for several years, has been estimated to be between 60,000 to 76,000.

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