Up Grit Creek, We Go!

Britain’s roads could be more dangerous than usual this winter because of a possible shortage of gritter drivers. Local authorities across the country are thought to be in dire need of people capable of driving the huge salt spreading lorries to keep highways clear in poor weather. Whereas before councils could use contracted staff fromContinue reading “Up Grit Creek, We Go!”

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A Shortage Of Lorry Drivers Could Lead To Panic Buying In The Run-Up To Christmas, Warns Tesco

Tesco is advising customers to expect the return of panic buying in the run-up to Christmas as bosses call on ministers to help end the lorry driver deficit. The supermarket giant announced it was currently experiencing a shortfall of about 800 HGV drivers as it urged the Government to relax restrictions on foreign workers toContinue reading “A Shortage Of Lorry Drivers Could Lead To Panic Buying In The Run-Up To Christmas, Warns Tesco”

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Army On Standby To Stock Britain’s Shelves

The Army is on standby to cope with Britain’s food deficits created by a shortage of qualified truck drivers which has left numerous supermarket shelves empty in recent weeks. Some 2,000 HGV drivers from the Royal Logistics Corps and other regiments are reported to be on a five-day notification to help dispense food and otherContinue reading “Army On Standby To Stock Britain’s Shelves”

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The Army Must Help Get Food To Shops

A driver deficit has triggered calls for the Army to be on standby to deliver food to convenience stores, pubs, eateries and care homes. The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) said that the situation had reached crisis point, leading to empty racks and a prospect of empty plates, and local convenience stores have now resortedContinue reading “The Army Must Help Get Food To Shops”

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