DVSA Update: Reminder: Consultation on proposals to address lorry driver shortages

DVSA Update: Reminder: Consultation on proposals to address lorry driver shortages

 


Dear Colleagues,

Please see the latest DVSA update below:

 

Reminder: Consultation on proposals to address lorry driver shortages

  • The government is consulting on proposed changes to the requirements to obtain a vocational driving licence to help address the current shortage of lorry drivers.
  • Time is running out to give your views as the consultation ends on 7 September at 11.59pm.

·         What is being consulted on

  • The measures being consulted on are proposed changes to the current requirements to obtain a vocational driving licence, including:
  • allowing drivers to take one test to drive both a rigid and articulated lorry, rather than having to pass a test in a rigid lorry first, and then another in an articulated lorry
  • allowing drivers who want to use a bus or coach to tow a trailer to take one test with a trailer, rather than having to pass a test without a trailer first
  • allowing the off-road manoeuvres part of the test to be assessed by the driver training industry
  • allowing car drivers to tow a trailer without having to take another test

You can read the consultation document and have your say on the GOV.UK consultation pages. 

 

Yours sincerely

Peter

Peter Harvey MBE
National Chair