Overcoming the European truck drivers’ shortage

During the Roundtable “Overcoming the European truck drivers’ shortage” at the European SDG (sustainability development goals) Summit 2022 last week, ESC Secretary General Godfried Smit  stressed the seriousness of the issue and importance of cooperation. “Logistics must make clear that the sector is attractive”, he claimed and noted that innovation must speed up. Particularly important is the “Responsible Shipper” Certification.

Truck drivers are essential to ensure the supply of goods across Europe. Carriers are experiencing more and more difficulties in filling open positions. To address the shortage of truck drivers in Europe, companies can improve the working conditions of truck drivers, implement impact-oriented due diligence strategies, and ensure sustainable supply chains.