Taking shortcuts on HGV driver testing is not the answer to the driver shortage


 

Changes to lorry tests to address HGV driver shortages require caps on driver training charges and the introduction of mandatory mentoring schemes to properly solve shortages. We want to see more considered measures ahead of government-led changes being introduced on 15 November 2021. Reducing the length of driver tests is not the most-effective answer for getting more HGV drivers on UK roads. Under current rules, a Category CE artic driver must first pass a test in a rigid Category C […]