Warburtons struggles to supply supermarkets as 160 vacant truck driver positions remain vacant – .

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Warburtons struggles to supply supermarkets as 160 vacant truck driver positions remain vacant – .


Warburtons said he was struggling to recruit the truck drivers he needed to supply stores and supermarkets with baked goods.The UK’s largest bakery business delivers to 18,500 locations across the UK including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and an extensive network of small independent convenience stores.Warburtons has vacancies for approximately 160 heavyweight conductors that it cannot fill and has struggled to supply its customers since July.

The company, which makes two million baked goods a day, fears it will not be able to keep up with increased demand as Christmas approaches and has called on the government to speed up driving tests and allow them to introduce drivers from abroad.A spokesperson for the bakery told ITV News on Friday: “The national driver shortage continues to strain Warburtons’ distribution network, but we are working incredibly hard to maintain a good level of service for customers at. nationwide ”.


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