The logistics sector in Italy needs 17,000 people to be employed for road transport. Sole24Ore took care of the accounts yesterday when it had relaunched the proposal of Anita, the Confindustria association that represents road haulage companies. “Fewer and fewer young Italians want to get behind the wheel of a truck. So why not try it with those coming from abroad and looking for a job in our country ”.
Today the Courier interviews Gerardo Napoli, sole director of Napolitrans – a company in the province of Salerno – who explains the difficulties in finding drivers to hire with a regular contract. “I need 60 drivers. Nine hours a day for 5 days, three thousand euros net per month. My company delivers food to large retailers. We have reached 80 million in turnover but we could do more: our turnover is limited by the lack of personnel ”.
According to Naples, some people are discouraged by the difficulty in getting a type E driving license: “To get it you need about six thousand euros and six months of study. Not everyone has the perseverance and the money ”. And on the employment of foreign citizens he says he is available: “It is certainly a road. There are many Ukrainians and Kazakhs ready to do this job. After a year of work they must obtain the Cqc, the driver’s qualification card ”. But he specifies: “Here we use them with the Italian logistics contract. In terms of costs, nothing changes for us ”.