Current efforts to resolve the driver shortage will not be enough to prevent the looming skills crisis, the Transport Committee has said. In its report released today, the select committee said that “years of under investment” by the road transport industry had lead to a shortage of around 45,000 drivers. A further 40,000 are expected to leave the industry by 2017 according to the report, and the committee said both the industry and the government need to do more to […]
The government has quashed hopes for a new HGV driving Trailblazer apprenticeship by rejecting the standards for a third time.
Vosa is cracking down on LGV drivers who took their test after September 2009 and are driving illegally because they have not acquired their Initial Driver CPC. Drivers who acquired their LGV licence before September 2009 have until September 2014 to get their Driver CPC, by completing 35 hours of periodic training. Most professional drivers who have taken their first LGV test since September 2009 are required to pass all four modules of the test, and so obtain their Driver […]