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Logistics UK calls for improved facilities for HGV drivers  

posted on 01/02/2023
Logistics UK calls for improved facilities for HGV drivers  

Speaking on the 26th January, at a Transport Focus event held at the Hollies Truckstop in Cannock, David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, highlighted the issues HGV drivers currently face regarding roadside facilities and the need for drastic improvement.   

Mr Wells comments: "I am thrilled to have joined other industry leaders in coming together help to raise awareness of this pressing issue. HGV drivers are crucial for keeping the country moving and ensuring our supply chains remain protected, yet they face a significant lack of hygiene and rest facilities compared with other industries. Government has long been promising solutions and now is the time to deliver."  

Roads Minister, Richard Holden, was also in attendance and gave the keynote speech alongside comments from leading industry stakeholders. Logistics UK hopes the Transport Focus event – run in partnership with Snap, Certas Energy and Logistics UK – will shed a light on the struggles and challenges HGV drivers are experiencing and is urging government to act.  

Logistics UK is one of the UK's leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk   

*Article Source www.logistics.org.uk

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