Rising demand for public transport, but professional drivers are rare

The European Commission sees a sharp increase in the professional transport sector, driven by rising demand for public transport and increasing economic growth. But already, one in 5 professional driver jobs in the EU is unfilled, and a wave of retirements is predicted to soon double that number.
While professional drivers in the EU are on average 50 years old, in the UK they are even 5 years older. The staff shortage in the UK is growing by 50 drivers a day and Poland will lack 200,000 drivers until 2022.
Also in the U.S., the average age is 48 and the need for truck drivers will be nearly 900,000 by 2025, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) & American Trucking Associations.


less private transport
by 2035

another 50 drivers

lacking in UK every day


Truck driver will be needed in the US until 2022



Are you looking for professional drivers?

New technologies are making road traffic safer. But when something does happen, it is usually caused by human error. Good personnel are therefore indispensable, even in the age of automation.

But it is precisely this personnel that is already lacking, and the personnel shortage will become even more dramatic in the coming years. So it's no longer just good employees that need to be found, but lots of them.

The EU is already responding to this problem with regulations on the recruitment and training of personnel. In the future, for example, the qualifications of professional drivers are to be stored electronically so that they can be assessed across national borders. This makes recruiting abroad easier, but presents recruiters and applicants with new challenges. This is because applicants now often have to invest much more to travel for interviews or for a trial work day.

Our Safety Screening SAFESC Road is your ideal tool to test applicants online for their potential, without unnecessary travel costs. So you don't lose promising applicants due to administrative challenges and don't have to compromise between quality and quantity: uncomplicated, affordable and maximum flexibility for you and your applicants.

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Screening for the optimal preselection


The selection of skills tested with SAFESC was based on international guidelines, proven selection procedures and empirical studies.

SAFESC provides a quick overview of the results:

  • An overall evaluation in percent with a three-star system as an aid to interpretation
  • individual results with an evaluation in traffic light colors
  • different weighting of the skills in the area of road flows into the evaluation

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Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be invited to an on-site test afterwards. For this we recommend the Safety Assessment Road:

The SAFESC Safety Screenings help you to identify the most suitable candidates from a large number of applicants. In the next step, the Safety Assessments give you the opportunity to assess the skills of your candidates in more detail on site.

This way you are guaranteed to find the most promising candidates!

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All our tests are based on the current state of science and research. Test content is developed using proven constructs and in collaboration with renowned authors. Our procedures are validated and comprehensively and currently normed.

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The computer-based application of the tests enables standardization of the content, procedure and evaluation. Objectivity and fairness in the assessment of each individual test person are thus guaranteed. Moreover, the results in the Vienna Test System cannot be manipulated retrospectively.

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The standardized instructions and practice phases save time and the automated evaluation prevents mistakes in evaluation and transmission. The test results can be retrieved directly after testing. 

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