Lorry Driving test changes to tackle driver shortage

The Government have announced changes to the LGV driver tests to help free up more DVSA tests. Drivers will only need to take one test to drive both a rigid (category ‘C’) and articulated lorry (category ‘CE’) rather than having to take the Rigid Lorry test first. When this change takes place the Government believe it will make around 20,000 extra tests. Furthermore, tests will be made shorter by removing the ‘reversing exercise and the coupling and uncoupling exercise. This will be tested separately by training companies). Car drivers will no longer need to take another test to tow a trailer or caravan, allowing a further 30,000 DVSA tests per year.

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