Huge increase in lorry driving tests following government action

Official statistics released today (11 August 2022) by the Department for Transport reveal that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carried out 74% more lorry driving tests between 1 January 2022 and 31 March 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels.PeriodNumber of lorry driving tests carried outJanuary to March 202015,194January to March 202226,391Action to help deal with the HGV driver shortageChanges to simplify the process to become a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver to help deal with the HGV driver shortage were introduced by the government in 2021.