The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago. After three years of improving fortunes for the transport sector, there were 58,018 tests taken in the year to 31 March 2017, compared with 65,127 the previous year. Tests at category C and C+E were on an upward trajectory, since reaching a low of 43,589 in the year to 31 March 2013. The pass […]
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Lack of harmonisation of standards for Driver CPC training across the 27 European Union member states is in danger of wrecking one of the original goals of the directive introducing the compulsory training of drivers – mutual recognition of the qualification by every member state. Distrust of standards of instructors and training in other states means four members states- Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Sweden – do not recognise the Initial Driver CPC done in other EU countries and eight states […]