Almost 5,000 HGV learner drivers lost more than £180,000 last year due to suspended practical tests, according to freedom of information data. The DVSA said 4,868 theory test certificates expired in 2020, at a cost of £37 for both parts of the test. This equates to a total cost of £180,116. The lockdowns imposed on the country meant tests were paused as test centres closed. However, the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed it has no plans to extend certificate […]
CM Downton and Arla Foods have both launched national apprenticeship schemes to entice new workers into a sector feeling the pinch of a severe driver shortage.
FORS will use its Commercial Motor Show presence to reinforce the importance of operational efficiency, with new training routes to help fleets upskill their workforce.