The DVSA must overturn its decision to stop all LGV driving tests during the pandemic to help address the shortage of professional drivers in the industry, according to Logistics UK. It said the industry needed 76,000 drivers and that the government must act now to secure the future of the industry. In a report looking at skills and employment in logistics, the group said Brexit and Covid-19 had exposed structural issues in the labour market. It said a raft of […]
Two-thirds of MPs support the idea of granting £100m of government funding to train new truck drivers to address the shortfall, exclusive ComRes research commissioned by Motortransport.co.uk and the RHA has found.
The government has confirmed that the temporary visa scheme for HGV drivers will not be extended beyond the end of February.
Driver training provider Fleet Source has welcomed the DVSA’s decision to update its HGV driver training programme, adding questions in the theory test to cover the correct use of Class 6 mirrors and recommending that safe urban driving and vulnerable road user awareness courses be undertaken by all drivers as part of their Driver CPC training.