Government may allow car owners to drive 7.5-tonne trucks to tackle skills shortage


Car drivers could be given the right to get behind the wheel of large vans and lorries up to 7.5 tonnes as part of a range of government proposals aimed at tackling the skills shortages in the logistics industry. Other measured mooted in a DfT Call for Evidence paper published today (5 August) include creating a formal register of HGV driving instructors, publishing pass rates for instructors, and allowing mechanics to drive HGVs for repair purposes. Launching the document, the […]