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2021-09-10
How serious is the shortage of lorry drivers in UK ?







There is now a shortage of more than 100,000 drivers in the UK, out of a pre-pandemic



total of about 600,000, a Road Haulage Association survey of its members estimates.





That number included tens of thousands of drivers from EU member states who were



living and working in the UK.





Even before Covid, the estimated shortage was about 60,000 drivers.



But things have got worse, and there are now warnings from companies and hauliers



that they can no longer guarantee all pick-ups and deliveries.








By Reality Check team

BBC News