More intelligent approach to freight movements could help mitigate UK driver shortage

The Covid-19 pandemic and complications caused by Brexit have resulted in a severe HGV driver shortage, which has major consequences to supply chains into the UK. Supermarkets shelves appear empty, restaurants are struggling for supplies and people are starting to worry about Christmas.

The freight transport industry has hardly changed despite huge technological leaps achieved in vehicles, geolocation services and others. This has been a big miss for the industry as many of the endemic problems it faces could be improved, if not solved, with the use of technology. Beyond that, the use of technology will only take place when companies and governments see the need for change.


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