MORE Brits are coming forward to become truck drivers thanks to The Sun, the Transport Secretary revealed.
Grants Shapp informed MPs that folks had been beginning to be attracted to the work thanks to our “Keep on Trucking” marketing campaign, together with will increase in wages, and a pledge to higher truck cease amenities.
Responding to a query about stopping factors for drivers, Mr Shapps informed MPs: “We do need to see the truck stops improved.
“We need to see the in a single day amenities improved and we wish to appeal to folks into this trade.
“We’re starting to see that movement, both because there’s been a welcome increase in salaries and wages and also because of campaigns, including byThe Sun newspaper to Keep On Trucking, which is encouraging more people into this industry.”
He informed MPs the scarcity of drivers was a “global issue” including he had elevated the numbers of driving exams for HGV by 50 per cent including he had been working with trade “unlocking testing capacity so UK workers can join the driving sector”.
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