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Boris Johnson’s Trucker Troubles Become a Business Nightmare

  • Driver shortage is causing delays and extra costs for business
  • But the industry has rejected government plans to plug the gap
The Port Of Dover Ltd., Six Months On From Brexit
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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When Helen Wang’s Abakus Foods is ready to ship its seaweed crisps -- stocked in the likes of J Sainsbury Plc and Asda -- she calls up a haulier.

Normally, a truck comes the same day to collect them from her base in northeast London. But, in recent weeks, there has been a problem: a national shortage of lorry drivers means deliveries are facing days-long delays, and stock is piling up.