European Driver Shortages

Driver Shortages - Reasons and solution


Whilst the current pandemic situation has challenged supply chains and logistics in unprecedented ways, it has further intensified the already disturbing issue of driver shortages.


There has been a vast debate about the strategies needed to diminish the continuous problem of driver shortages across Europe. Some suggest short-term solutions such as making truck driving an attractive job by increasing pay, introducing bonuses, giving opportunities to buy shares and flexible working hours.


On the other hand, some recommend long term solutions, which sometimes require government or institutional intervention such as recruitment programmes for females and ex-army personnel, raising awareness in schools, training programmes, redefining existing regulations and creating new regulations as well as creating resting and parking facilities.