Well-known British supermarket chain Tesco is trying to woo lorry drivers into joining the company’s workforce by offering a £1,000 sign-on fee. The one-off bonus from the retail giant, besides the visibly increased rates seen in HGV driver job ads, is noticeable evidence that companies are now willing to spend more money to secure the drivers they need, trans.info reported.
The bonus is available to drivers who join Tesco before September 30th of this year. The details are available on the supermarket chain’s website.
As the BBC reports, other companies are also understood to be offering similar incentives for HGV drivers due to the disruption the heavily documented driver shortage has caused to supply chains.