Getting to the bottom of the driver shortage
Podcast with CEO Kieran Smith talking to Matt Eisenegger for CV Focus
If you only select one podcast episode this year, then this is the one you must to listen to.
In a powerful analysis, Kieran Smith, CEO of Driver Require, explains why the current HGV driver shortage has happened, why no-one saw it coming and what should be done to solve it.
He describes the current situation like “trying to grab onto a train passing through the platform – it’s just ripped our arms off.”
Kieran heads an influential think-tank comprising key people from the e-commerce, grocery, pallet, training, fleet, trade body and statistical analysis sectors, that has produced a comprehensive, thoughtful, detailed report setting out everything you ever needed to know about HGV drivers..
Host Matt Eisenegger asks Kieran: “Have we been carried away on the news hype?”
In the most comprehensive, accurate, compelling and fully-validated study of the UK HGV driver market ever produced, the think-tank uses original research and hard facts.
It also debunks the distorted views and numbers bandied around over the past weeks and months – such as the impact of Brexit and EU drivers – to uncover the real truth.
The results are truly surprising. Kieran then sets out the root of the current problem and why no-one saw it coming.
And, the think-tank sets out the short, medium and long-term measures that the industry and government need to take to address the situation - which also draws on best-practice from the EU.