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The retail sector has warned Britain to address the shortage of HGV drivers in the country quickly

The retail sector has warned Britain to address the shortage of HGV drivers in the country quickly
The Siliconreview
27 September, 2021

Due to the rise in driver shortage, BP was forced to close some of its gas stations, and the queues in Shell station also reduced

Retailers in Britain have come together to warn the government to deal with the acute shortage of truckers in the country, or else the disruption that is predicted will last up to Christmas. Britain, one of the top five economies in the world, has started to come out of Covid lockdowns and now must deal with the shortage of truckers due to Brexit and a significant rise in natural gas prices. This shortage is expected to create a crunch in the food supply if the adversaries are not dealt with properly.

Due to the rise in driver shortage, BP was forced to close some of its gas stations, and the queues in Shell station also reduced. Esso has stated that the shortage has someway impacted their 200 plus retail stores. Drivers had to queue up in front of gas stations to fill up their tanks in a rush, and in some stations, fuel ran out. In the last few months, several members of the retail community like farmers, supermarkets, and processors have been complaining about the shortage of good HGV drivers. The supply chain was hurt, and now it has reached a breaking point where goods are finding it very difficult to reach the shelves.