Driver shortages impacting Builders Merchants.
Jul 22, 2021
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has highlighted its’ members’ concerns over the availability of delivery drivers. Recruiting new drivers has posed challenges in recent weeks with demand outweighing supply. Permanent staff, as well as agency cover has been hard to come by and to help alleviate the issue businesses are reportedly resorting to retraining current staff to fulfil driver roles in the interim.
Summer holiday plans, and a reduced number of license test slots have contributed to the problem which has lead to product delays, and failed deliveries. Combined with the global supply chain challenges that have dominated the sector; it’s a troubling time for many.
Project delays in construction can be costly with even the smallest disruption able to hinder scheduled project plans significantly. Delivering on our promise of construction solutions delivered FAST is a priority for us here at strukta. We’ve a strong team of drivers; many of whom have been with the business for
five years or more. With a great team, and our own fleet of vans we’re confident in our ability to keep our customers’ projects moving forward. Where delays and disruptions do arise, our teams are communicating with our customers; helping them plan for anticipated delays. As a growing business we’re often recruiting for new Drivers to join the team: check out our latest vacancy here.