More Brits are coming forward to become truck drivers thanks to The Sun, says Transport Secretary


MORE Brits are coming forward to become truck drivers thanks to The Sun, the Transport Secretary revealed.

Grants Shapp told MPs that people were starting to be attracted to the work thanks to our “Keep on Trucking” campaign, along with increases in wages, and a pledge to better truck stop facilities.

More Brits are coming forward to become truck drivers thanks to The Sun, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed

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More Brits are coming forward to become truck drivers thanks to The Sun, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealedCredit: Getty

Responding to a question about stopping points for drivers, Mr Shapps told MPs: “We do want to see the truck stops improved.

“We want to see the overnight facilities improved and we want to attract people into this industry.

“We’re starting to see that movement, both because there’s been a welcome increase in salaries and wages and also because of campaigns, including byThe Sun newspaper to Keep On Trucking, which is encouraging more people into this industry.”

He told MPs the shortage of drivers was a “global issue” adding he had increased the numbers of driving tests for HGV by 50 per cent adding he had been working with industry “unlocking testing capacity so UK workers can join the driving sector”.

Keep on trucking

THE Sun’s Keep On Trucking campaign aims to recruit thousands of lorry drivers to beat the UK’s delivery crisis.

We’re offering free driver ads on Sun Jobs online and have teamed up with businesses who will help you retrain.

Join our campaign here and find out more about jobs here.

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