In 2016 HGV firms will target women in order to improve the amount of women truck drivers.
It is repported in the Daily Record that "a recruitment drive to get women behind the wheel of Scotland’s HGVs is key to saving the £5billion haulage industry."
An extra 11,000 truckers are required to solve a shortage of HGV drivers and so now HGV firms plan to target females to take up the profession by working with colleges and employment agencies with the aim to set up a “logistics academy” that will recieve a substantial sum of funding to get women to become HGV drivers.
The Daily Record also report "that around 1500 new drivers will be needed each year for the next decade. One per cent of HGV drivers are women."