‘Offer flexible shifts to retain drivers,’ transport minister urges hauliers


Transport minister Baroness Vere (pictured) has urged fleet operators to review their shift patterns to encourage and retain a more diverse workforce.

In a virtual presentation at the Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry last week, she reminded delegates that only 22% of industry roles are currently held by women and that they make up just 2% of the overall driver pool. "People under 44-years-old are under-represented," she added. "We need to make sure the industry is more attractive to them. [...]

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