HGV drivers that pass the government’s new streamlined tests designed to boost the numbers of candidates entering the industry will still be able to undertake international work, it has been confirmed. There have been concerns that simplifying the testing process for lorry drivers might not be accepted in Europe, but the DVSA told motortransport.co.uk the new rules do not affect those working internationally. A DVSA spokesman said: “HGV drivers who pass the updated test in the UK will be able […]
Brittany Ferries has urged firms to send unaccompanied trailers via ports on the western channel designed to receive driverless loads, as demand rises.
HGV drivers will no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) to enter Kent from today (20 April) whilst the M20 moveable barrier will be taken down by the end of this week.
The current shortage of HGV drivers has been attributed to various causes including Brexit, training and administration delays due to Covid, as well as the poor working conditions experienced by drivers when they are out on the road. All of these have contributed to an issue that has been building for a number of years. However, in my opinion, the introduction of the Driver CPC has also contributed considerably. It is a badly thought out, administratively complex requirement for employers […]