CZECH REPUBLIC LORRY DRIVER SHORTAGE MADE WORSE BY LOW PAY

BY MARTINA MARE?KOVÁ

THE CZECH haulage industry is struggling to replace retiring drivers, and a planned government measure to ban motorway lorry driving on Friday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm could make the situation even worse.
This restriction, said Martin ?pry?ar, the general secretary of Czech road hauliers' association ?esmad Bohemia is "unacceptable". About 300,000 people are entitled to drive a lorry in the country but Czech haulage industry would need additional 15,000-20,000 drivers if lorries were banned from motorways ...


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