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#DriverShortage; TAKE ACTION. SHOUT (a little)

One of the best things about the wonderful Internet world we now live in, at least for me is how connected it has made everyone. So in keeping with that spirit this is a plea to contact people in government to provide them with what I believe is a solution to the driver shortage. A solution that doesn’t load it all on drivers backs as usual. I now have a YouTube playlist concentrating on the #DriverShortage. 

So if you can spare a few minutes I’d appreciate it if you sent this template or wrote one of your own to The Prime Minister, Transport Minister, Leader of Opposition, Shadow Transport Secretary, your local MP, Welsh FM, Scottish FM and anyone else you think might help. Here goes……

Dear       -

    It’s rare that transport makes the news, even rarer that we are in the headline news but here we are. It is a giant industry that without exaggeration makes modern life possible. If people remember any long term lesson from this situation it’s that we all rely on this industry for literally everything. I live in hope.

    Instead of lumping yet more work on an already chronically over worked industry and compromising safety because it’s the easier option I’m hoping that someone in government will listen to this idea of mine. An idea that has the potential to solve the Driver Shortage & boost the economy in one hit by putting the onus on  big companies and their inefficiency.

   There are literally many thousands of trucks daily in the U.K. held up for hours and hours at distribution centres needlessly. Instead of making the solution lumping more work on the already over worked professional driver put the onus on big companies to start becoming the efficient machines they could and should be. It really is that simple. This is a U.K. problem, warehouses that take hours to load or unload you are rare on the continent, here they are standard.

   I have heard from hundreds of drivers over this government ‘solution’ and not a single one, not one at all, thinks increasing driving hours is the answer. They, we all think however it sets a dangerous precedent.

   More is in my video but basically the idea is Emergency Legislation, make inefficient companies become efficient, stop lumping all the responsibilities on an already over burdened industry which at best of times is hanging by a thread and attack inefficiency. Driver shortage solved & economy boosted. It really is that simple. 

#DriverShortage; The Solution -

Thank you for reading / diolch am ddarllen

Yours Sincerely / Yr eiddoch yn gywir

*Add your name*

Luke Vernon

Copy and paste or write your own, don’t forget video link, and send to one or all of below and anyone else you think might take notice. (All emails also at bottom of page for easy copy pasting)

Find Your MP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps

Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford

Wales Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething 

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport Michael Matheson 


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