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In troubling news for the logistics industry, young adults are among the least likely to consider a career as a lorry driver, research by – the UK’s largest provider of HGV training – has found.

At a time when 50,000 new drivers are already needed by 2020 – and with the average truck driver aged 57 – the need for young blood has never been greater. Yet, a major survey of more than 2,000 people across the UK reveals that that just one in five (21%) of 18 to 24-year-olds would consider a career in lorry driving. Whereas 38% of those aged 25 to 34 – and 35% of 35 to 44-year-olds – would consider trucking.