DH Team is a driver supplier with nationwide coverage. STEVE BANNER learns more about the company and how it can help fill driving roles at bus and coach operations

DH Team is regularly called upon to provide drivers for special events, such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Stagecoach Alexander Dennis Enviro400 SN65 ZHG leads a convoy of similar vehicles providing shuttle services for the games.

A chronic shortage of drivers is bedevilling Britain’s hardpressed bus and coach operators. Eager to play a leading role in representing the sector as well as promoting the interests of hauliers, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) estimates that the shortfall is from 5,000 to 10,000.

Shortages mean that services have to be cancelled, sometimes at short notice, vehicles have to be parked up because there is no-one who can take them out on the highway, and businesses are unable to grow to their full potential. Profitability is affected in an industry already suffering from squeezed margins.

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