Here are our top HGV highlights and changes in the HGV industry for 2021.
As the Christmas spirit is high and our HGV drivers still keep on trucking. Simply Medicals would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our drivers, PCV, Taxi and lorry drivers. Furthermore, if it was not for you, we would not be able to keep the country moving.
Here are some major changes that happened in 2021
HGV Driver Crisis
Firstly, the sudden fuel crisis has led to huge changes in the lorry driving industry in 2021. Hence the government carried out a lot of changes in the legislation around Lorry driving.
Government Guidance Changes
The government allowed all drivers to be able to drive trailers without further tests. They are able to take the weight of up to 3.5 tonnes (including their vehicle).
Driving Test Changes
Part of the practical exam are now able to taken by an approved local trainer.
You can now apply directly for a class 1 (artic) lorry licence without having to do class 2 (rigid) first.
HGV Boot Camp
The government has launched a lorry driving skills boot camp which has allowed for 1,000’s of drivers to train up to class one for FREE. A list of providers can be found here.
Simply Medicals Highlights
In the last 4 months we have managed to:
- Carry out over 1,500 medicals in the West Midlands
- Got 5 Star reviews in over 99% of our clients
- Helped with the execution of a HGV boot camp locally
- Helped many drivers who needed urgent assessments
Evidently, we are always here to help our clients. Furthermore, we wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas, happy new year!
Stay safe and have a lovely weekend!
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