Drivers in great demand
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• An acute shortage of lorry drivers means that only half the number of temporary vacancies are being filled, says a leading employment agency. Labour shortages in transport are among the worst in British industry, says Reed Personnel Services, with only the computer industry coming close to the shortage faced by hauliers As a result the agency's driving subsidiary, Reed Driving, is planning to attract more labour by linking up with driving schools across the country. The biggest shortage is among van drivers of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes and category C and D LGV drivers.
"On any day we Have only half the number of staff to vacancies. We have to say to the employer that we ore unable to fill their vacancy. It is all a measure of how high demand is for drivers," say
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