More than 118,000 HGV tests are required to take place over the next 12 months if a skills black hole caused by the pandemic is to be plugged, according to research carried out by the Logistics Skills Network (LSN). In 2020, just 15,547 professional drivers passed their test, compared to a five-year average of 41,730. Last month, HGV driver tests resumed but the LSN said trainers were struggling to obtain their full requirement of tests from the DVSA, resulting in […]
Shown here are the first two drivers to have gained C+E entitlement via an HGV driver upgrade scheme at Meachers Global Logistics.
1) Alastair Peoples, chief executive, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) The merger of the DSA and Vosa into one single agency, due for completion by 1 April 2014, is creating a 4,600-strong organisation, with annual turnover of £400m and responsibility for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain.
Transervice Express Transport has joined forces with RHA and Jobcentre Plus to help roll out a nationwide work experience scheme aimed at tackling the driver shortage crisis.