Truck driver shortage: How a lack of hauliers is hurting the economy


A global shortage of truck drivers is hitting supplies of everyday goods. It's a particular problem in the United Kingdom, where many drivers are EU nationals. But what's the situation across the rest of Europe? Stephen Carroll speaks to Raluca Marian from the International Road Transport Union (IRU), an organisation representing the road transport sector. 


Also in the programme:

  • As Spain prepares to increase its minimum wage, will it help ease the pain of the recent spike in inflation? Kate Moody finds out.


  • And we bring you a report from Germany, where sales of wine recovered from this summer's floods are skyrocketing as buyers snap up bottles saved from the deluge.

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