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 […]
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.
Government proposals to allow car drivers to operate 7.5 tonne trucks, to help tackle the UK’s severe commercial driver shortage, have been given a cautious greeting by the logistics industry this week.
The Prime Minister’s proposed civil service recruitment freeze could see the UK’s HGV driver shortage escalate, if staff managing the backlog of driver testing cannot be recruited, Logistics UK is warning.