Jobs lost as HGV driver crisis plunges Derbyshire haulage firm into administration

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A Derbyshire logistics firm has fallen into administration with the loss of 35 jobs.

Glossop-based Sprintdeliver has called in Interpath Advisory to look after the day-to-day running of the firm. The company has been put up for sale and has ceased trading after it struggled to find HGV drivers and was hit by the double whammy of Covid and Brexit.

Neil Morley and Howard Smith from Interpath Advisory were appointed joint administrators to Sprintdeliver on Monday.

Morley said: “Haulage companies up and down the country are currently facing significant challenges, not least an acute shortage of HGV drivers, which in turn is resulting in increased wage costs and higher staff turnover.

“Unfortunately, these challenges proved to be insurmountable for Sprintdeliver, prompting the director to take the difficult decision to place the company into administration.

“Our priority in the coming days is to assist the employees in making claims to the Redundancy Payments Office, while we also seek buyers for the company’s business and assets.”