THE DVSA recently released 2018 pass rates for large goods vehicles’ (LGV) licence tests across the country and according to research conducted by fuel supplier Crown Oil, on average, female LGV students pass at a higher rate than their male counterparts – 60%, compared to male pass rates for the UK, which were at 57.9%.

However, the research also shows that males take ten times more tests than females, so despite their lower pass rates, licenced male HGV drivers will outnumber their female colleagues by 10 to 1. Compared to ten years ago, the number of females taking the LGV licence test has increased threefold, from 2,077 tests in the 2007-2008 period.