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The logistics sector is heavily reliant on EU migrant workers, according to a new FTA report.

The Driver Shortages report has revealed 10% of the logistics industry workforce are EU nationals.

The FTA says uncertainty over Brexit, poor roadside facilities for drivers and the high HGV licence cost are all impacting the sector.

“The report highlights the industry’s reliance on EU nationals, with more than 30,000 - 10% of the entire driver workforce - currently employed in the UK,” said FTA deputy chief executive James Hookman.

“We urge the government to allow for this employment to continue so that the industry is not hit by another driver shortage crisis.”