HGV driver shortage eased towards the end of 2022

Mar 1, 2023
Author: Paul Wormald
Paul is a partner at our Doncaster office. Paul specialises in advising small businesses and businesses in the transport & logistics sector. Paul also specialises in providing cloud accounting services to our clients.
HGV driver shortage

HGV skills bootcamps

Recent figures have revealed that job vacancies in the haulage sector decreased by 15.3% in the final quarter (October to December) of 2022. It is thought that the HGV driver shortage in the UK is still almost 50,000 but it is believed that these numbers are shrinking.

Transport Minister Richard Holden has said that “We are taking forward initiatives to ensure the sector has the skills it needs, including the introduction of HGV skills bootcamps.”

HGVC a training specialist has said that these bootcamps are making a big difference when it comes to attracting people into the industry.


HGV driver shortage eased

It is good to see that staffing pressure on the transport and logistics sector is starting to reduce as more HGV driver vacancies are filled. Not only will this help the transport and logistics sector but the wider UK economy as a whole with the shortage of HGV drivers causing supply chain issues too many businesses who needed their goods moving. However, it must be said that vacancies may have fallen because the usual Christmas rush did not materialise in 2022. This is because the cost of living crisis reduced the amount consumers spent during the Christmas period.

We hope that these driver shortages continue to shrink and ease the pressure on transport and logistics businesses which will benefit the UK economy as a whole.

How can we help?

Hawsons has a dedicated team of specialist transport and logistics accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster, and Northampton.

We act for a large number of clients in this sector across our three offices, ranging from hauliers to international couriers, and understand the challenges this dynamic sector faces.

With our experience in the transport and logistics sector we are able to develop a close understanding of your business and, through active year round involvement, we can help you anticipate and deal with challenges quickly and effectively.

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster


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