SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS IN ITALY IS A REALITY: D’AGARO INTERVIEW

The transport and logistics sector, in Italy, suffers from a lack of drivers: there are no Italians ready to do the job. D’Agaro (of the trucking company of the same name) would have no problem hiring foreign staff, even Afghans, as long as they have experience and can speak the main foreign languages.

‘We would have no problem with that, as long as they have experience in the industry and know how to communicate in the main foreign languages,’ explains Angelo D’Agaro, president.

This could also appear as a warning: companies in the mountain area are looking for workers who could settle in the area and thus increase the population.

The transport sector must also come to terms with the Gree Pass node.

A decision by the government regarding the use of the Green Pass on transport is expected in the days to come, while the world of work is split between those who would like to make certification mandatory for workers and those who are against imposing the vaccine.

That’s the philosophy adopted at D’Agaro Trasporti in Amaro, the company with more than 90 years of history that has continued to reach Europe in addition to the rest of Italy in recent months, performing its essential service. “In a year and a half of pandemic, we haven’t had a single case in the company, despite our continuous travels to Europe as well,” confirms president Angelo D’Agaro, who has a fleet of 44 vehicles and a new headquarters at Carnia Industrial Park, the result of a 2 million investment.
Another problem, specific to the trucking sector, is the lack of personnel. There are no Italian drivers. D’Agaro is ready to hire also foreign staff: the important thing is that they have experience in the field, the only reservation would be related to the language.

This is probably not a coincidence, but the result of the “rigorous application by the staff in the company and during transport of all the actions necessary to contain the spread of Covid, from spacing, to the use of sanitizers”, he lists. This is a behaviour that “we have also found in the companies with which we have relations for the transport of goods: each entrepreneur cares about the continuation of his business and therefore we are moving towards a widespread application of the provisions, especially those relating to distancing. Direct contacts are reduced to a minimum, always in safety”.

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