Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
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A HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) learner driver and a driving instructor get ready for a lorry driving test at National Driving Centre in Croydon, south London. At leatst, there is a shortage of 400,000 lorry drivers in Europe, with European hauliers struggling to recruit with rather low wages and complicated working conditions. The shortage was already being felt before Covid, but the crisis has become burning with the economy picking up again, especially in the UK, where it has been reinforced by the effects of Brexit: gas stations have run dry.

A HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) learner driver and a driving instructor get ready for a lorry driving test at National Driving Centre in Croydon, south London. At leatst, there is a shortage of 400,000 lorry drivers in Europe, with European hauliers struggling to recruit with rather low wages and complicated working conditions. The shortage was already being felt before Covid, but the crisis has become burning with the economy picking up again, especially in the UK, where it has been reinforced by the effects of Brexit: gas stations have run dry.

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