Irish Road Hauliers Association encouraging people to consider a career in the industry

The Irish Road Hauliers Association is encouraging people to consider a career in the industry as wages in the sector are due to increase.

The association is running a fully certified training programme with Skillnets Ireland, as the industry looks to recruit an additional 4 thousand drivers into the industry.

The British government is expected to announce it will grant temporary visas to 5-thousand European lorry drivers – as it tries to deal with fuel and food supply chain problems.

Eugene Drennan President of the Irish Road haulage Association, explains who the training course is aimed at:

“Once you have a car licence, and you have the basic skills of the rules of the road, they will take you through the rest of it. The job of truck driving has come back into pretty good wages, and will be getting better, the demand is there, it will be getting better, as people get increases from customers and get their contracts rearranged, they will be able to pay more, and have to pay more in fairness.”

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