Deirdre Hipwell and Irina Anghel

Truck Driver Shortage Sets U.K. on Path for Food Chaos

A woman wearing a face mask near empty fruit and veg shelves in Cardiff, Wales A woman wearing a face mask near empty fruit and vegetable shelves in a grocery store in Cardiff, Wales. (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images via Associated Press)

The United Kingdom is running out of time to find more truck drivers before isolated incidents at supermarkets and fast-food chains erupt into a deeper crisis that leaves businesses crippled by delivery delays and shortages.

August 29, 2021