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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 19th September 2021, 20:45

Started this as a separate topic as it would get lost in any of the others it would connect to.

This Twitter thread from an HGV driver on a typical full days work is well worth reading/looking through.
It's not partisan on any reasons for a shortage of drivers but just takes you through his day.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 20th September 2021, 15:21

I am worried by the government's approach to solving this problem, make it easier to get a license and allow drivers to drive for longer periods.


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 20th September 2021, 20:52

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"I am worried by the government's approach to solving this problem, make it easier to get a license and allow drivers to drive for longer periods."

Because it would endanger the public?

More than nurses doing twelve hour shifts and eating on the run.
I know, but the double standards involved really p*ss me off.


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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 25th September 2021, 22:10

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"More than nurses doing twelve hour shifts and eating on the run."

True, but when a nurse is exhausted, they're less likely to take out an entire bus queue in one go.

This fast-tracking idea is fraught with danger, not to mention making a mockery of the intense hours already put in by the existing drivers, who constantly have to top up their training (CPC), in some cases at their own expense. There's a reason HGV training is hard, in the UK especially. Amd extending driver's hours is just asking for trouble. Not so much the short hopper drivers (such as myself) but constantly driving monotonous roads for hours on end is genuinely exhausting.


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 26th September 2021, 08:56

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"True, but when a nurse is exhausted, they're less likely to take out an entire bus queue in one go."

That'll be a great comfort to the poor sod who gets the medication dose with the decimal point in the wrong place.

On 5Live this morning

Would the army be as useful setting up temporary truck stops with security, showers and catering as the lack of these seems a major problem for retaining or tempting drivers back.


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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Sunday, 26th September 2021, 10:13

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Snaps says...
"Would the army be as useful setting up temporary truck stops with security, showers and catering as the lack of these seems a major problem for retaining or tempting drivers back."

Not a bad idea, thinking outside the box...

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Andy c (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 26th September 2021, 18:52

Maybe we can all go out on a Thursday night at 8pm and clap  for the lorry drivers after all it worked for the NHS didn't it?.............

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admars (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 26th September 2021, 20:45

and we can get some celebrities to cover this:




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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 27th September 2021, 08:55

...and 

(57) C.W. McCall - Convoy - YouTube

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RE: [VIDEO] Lorry drivers

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 27th September 2021, 11:26

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EU lorry drivers union says on #r4today “we will not go back to #England to help them get out of the s*** they created themselves”. Yes he said s***.




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