Car drivers to be allowed to drive lorry without test to help HGV driver shortage

Car drivers to be allowed to drive lorry without test to help HGV driver shortage

Motorists may soon be allowed to drive lorries without passing special tests. The Government is exploring the possibility of letting people get behind the wheel of lorries in a bid to combat the HGV driver shortage. Motorists are currently not allowed to drive anything larger than a 3.5-ton vehicle without holding a HGV licence. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is looking to lift the ban in order to beat the crisis. Last year, a shortage of HGV drivers massively slowed down the transport of goods. This included the delivery of petrol which resulted in drivers panic-buying fuel. Read more: The 7 types of speed cameras and if they have to flash to catch you The shortage of lorry drivers was heightened after the pandemic and Brexit. Thousands of lorry drivers …
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