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Truck Drivers Train to Navigate the ‘Battlefield’ of the Streets

On the Scene: What It Takes to Drive a Truck

Aina J. Khan

Aina J. Khan📍Reporting from South London

What’s the fallout of the driver shortage? When deliveries of gasoline slowed, consumers panic-purchased and pumps ran dry. Supermarkets and restaurants have struggled to stock some foods. Early on, a popular chain of chicken restaurants, Nando’s, shut some locations when it ran short of —wait for it — chicken, partly due to a lack of drivers.

The gas shortfall has eased, but others are expected to continue as Britain scrambles to attract drivers. And after Covid “cancelled” last Christmas, people are now fretting about finding their favorite holiday foods. That includes turkeys and pigs-in-a-blanket.

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