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Automotive World speaks with the FTA's James Hookham on the reasons behind the driver shortage and possible solutions to the problem

The shortage of trained lorry drivers is expected to grow worse unless steps are taken now to address the situation. The problem is prevalent in both the US and Europe, where growing economies are stimulating goods movement. In the UK, the shortage of drivers currently stands at an estimated 45,000. Over the next two years, at least 40,000 drivers are expected to leave the industry. Automotive World spoke with James Hookham, Managing Director of Policy and Communications at the UK's Freight Transport Association (FTA), on the reasons behind the shortage and possible solutions to the problem.

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