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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 07:47

https://www.iru.org/resources/newsroom/new-iru-survey-shows-driver-shortages-soar-2021

Don't know much at all about the IRU, but this is who they say they are:

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is the world road transport organisation. We represent the entire industry – bus, coach, truck and taxi, and drive the sustainable mobility of people and goods across the planet.

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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 15:32

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"Don't know much at all about the IRU, but this is who they say they are:"

I've been driving trucks for 16 years, and I've never heard of them. I daresay their comments may be well founded, but I wouldn't call them an authority on anything.



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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 21:48

Who would call an authority on trucking?

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[VIDEO] RE:Lorry drivers

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 08:41

Jack Burton?




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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 09:27



10k is still a large number but only 10% of the total shortage.

Obviously I've not seen the ONS figures mentioned, but should be easy enough to confirm or refute...

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:00

One more wafer thin mint is a minor factor:




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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:36

So Tory Boy Pierce is trumpeting that only 10,000 EU drivers quit.

But his darling Prime Minister is going to solve the problem with 150 troops.

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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:45

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"Who would call an authority on trucking?"

ARI, DVSA, Openfleet, DoT, FTA.

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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 14:05

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"ARI, DVSA, Openfleet, DoT, FTA."

Cool, have any of them released public statements on this?

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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 30th September 2021, 08:14

Probably not, as the link you posted reads like alarmist tabloid bunkum, complete with over-arching headline, and while surveying 777 companies from the hundreds of thousands all over the world, the results aren't very relatable to what's going on here:

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Surveying 800 (actually 777) road transport companies from over 20 countries (23), IRU found that driver shortage was most acute in Eurasia, where last year 20% of driver positions were not filled. China was the least affected country in 2020 with only 4% of jobs open.

Elsewhere, driver shortage was less serious in 2020 than 2019 due to the pandemic. In Europe, unfilled driver positions fell by around three quarters, from 20% to 5% for bus and coach drivers and from 24% to 7% for truck drivers.

So not really relevant. 

https://logistics.org.uk/media/press-releases/2021/september/logistics-uk-welcomes-government-measures

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