Driver Retention Fee – 1st October 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

As you will be aware from both the industry and general media, there is currently a severe shortage of truck drivers across the whole of the United Kingdom.

The pressure on supply has now reached a critical point, whereby, in order to keep pace with the escalating demand across the whole haulage network, we now need to pay a premium on our standard rates to secure ongoing support from our core suppliers.

Accordingly, effective October 1st 2021, Grimaldi Group will be implementing the below surcharge on all Carrier haulage moves in the UK.

Unless otherwise agreed, this fee will be applicable, on all Carrier haulage moves, for all equipment types, on service contract and tariff moves, and for both export and import shipments.

Driver Retention Surcharge

  • GBP 45.00 per container

Please understand this additional fee will only keep us in line with the premiums and incentives already paid by other parties in what is a very challenging and pressured market.

We will continue to strive to do our best to meet your haulage requirements, however with Global exports building at all UK ports we do not anticipate the situation easing-up in the coming months.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any further questions on the above please contact your local Grimaldi commercial agent

Grimaldi Group

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