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100th_Idiot

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  1. Here is the truck driver shortage in the USA.

    https://truckerjobusa.com/the-u-s-truck-driver-shortages-fact-or-fiction/

    Of course caused by Brexit.

    Friend of mine worked for many years in international purchasing and logistics The USA were leaders in treating their drivers like dirt and squeezing the supply chain prices year over year. So older drivers left/retired and nobody new joined.

    It may have been slightly exacerbated by Brexit but it was going to happen regardless. Big buyers and RHA caused this over many years and did nothing to avoid it.

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  2. Plus lower the barrier to entry. Getting trained and qualified is expensive. Other skill areas get investment from companies that need the skills. So if the training and qualification costs £10K say then companies should offer the pay this in exchange for let;s say 2 year commitment to work for them. Leave before that and you pay it back pro-rata.

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  3. Switzerland have their own agreements with the EU which means they don't require border checks but also restricts what they can do outside the EU. As I understand it they have lots of individual agreements rather than one overriding one. The EU don't like it as it is painful to maintain all the agreements so they want to consolidate to one. The Swiss so far don't like that is it imposes more restrictions.

    It's one to get the popcorn out for.

     

  4. 1 hour ago, exeterjeep said:

    Perhaps they could not find enough hi-viz vests, safety shoes, hard hats etc to satisfy health and safety for such dangerous outdoor activities. A risk assessment may not have been completed to enable insurance requirements being satisfied.  

    The world has gone bonkers....

    Perfectly safe as long as they walk to and from the Malverns

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