Skills Shortage Inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Road Freight and Logistics, chaired by Sir Mike Penning MP has launched a call for written evidence into the skills shortage in the Road Freight and Logistics industry.
The scope of the inquiry will examine the role of Government and Operators in supporting recruitment and encouraging a diverse workforce. It  will also seek to understand issues around attractiveness of the industry with focus on quality of employment and facilities for staff.
This call for written evidence comes as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group's inquiry into the skills shortage and workforce planning.
The deadline for submissions is midnight 30th April 2019.
Anyone with an interest in this industry is invited to provide a response. Respondents to the call for evidence  may also be called to give oral evidence at a meeting of the APPG.
Please answer as many questions that are relevant to you below:

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* 1. Organisation name

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* 2. Size of fleet

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* 3. The what extent doe existing data and statistics reflect your experience of the shortage of a skilled workforce in the road haulage and logistics sector?

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* 4. What impact is Brexit having or is expected to have on the skilled workforce?

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* 5. How can the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification be used more effectively to improve the professionalism and safety of drivers from the UK and abroad on UK roads?

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* 6. What is the impact of employers' terms and conditions on staff retention and the attractiveness of the industry?

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* 7. What is your view of the level of respect drivers are shown on the road and at places of collection and delivery?

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* 8. What is your view of the quality of daytime and overnight facilities for road freight drivers?

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* 9. Which aspects of current Government policy make driving less attractive to current and potential drivers?

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* 10. What role should Government assume in supporting recruitment, and encouraging a diverse workforce, for the road haulage and logistics industry?

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* 11. What role should operators assume in supporting flexible working and encouraging an inclusive workforce across the road haulage and logistics industry?

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* 12. What roles should Operators and Government assume in supporting drivers to maintain good health whilst driving to enable them to continue driving for longer?

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* 13. How important is access to mental health support to assist professional drivers?

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