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How to deliver more truck drivers

The government says we need more parking. To be exact, it wants to accelerate the provision of lorry parking. What is going on?

11 August 2021
The Road Haulage Association estimates there is now a shortage of more than 100,000 drivers in the UK

 

Britain has evolved into a just-in-time economy. Businesses have become used to supplying goods and services at short notice, as and when they are needed. This makes a lot of financial sense, as companies do not have to sit on inventory, which both takes up expensive warehouse space and ties up valuable capital. It makes a lot of sense as long as the components, ingredients and fuel arrive in the right sequence, and finished goods are sent out on schedule.

In recent months, however, there have...

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