Trailer Test to be Abolished, Truck Test Simplified

From 20 September 2021 the car plus trailer test will cease to exist. Car drivers will be permitted to pull an outfit with a MAM of 7 tonnes. Information can be found by clicking this link which hopefully will be updated.  It is rather terse at the time of writing

The shortage of truck drivers has lead to this move.  Shortening the LGV test and abolishing the B+E test will put more truck drivers on the road.

It will be an interesting experiment and will, no doubt, highlight the value of training and testing.  I predict an increase in accidents associated with large vehicles and trailers.  Hopefully normality will resume once the truck driver shortage has been alleviated.

John Silvester 13 September 2021