DVSA Chief: ‘We’re training more examiners than ever before’

The boss of the DVSA has hit back at claims that the agency needed to take urgent action to address a shortfall in HGV driving tests, which is said to be blocking industry attempts to address the driver shortage.

In April, the Logistics Skills Network put together a plan to address a lack of DVSA examiners and asked the DfT to change its policy and allow training providers as well as transport operators to carry out driver testing.

Loveday Ryder, chief executive of the DVSA, argued that the DVSA was ‘training more examiners than ever before’ to take on vocational driving tests.

She added: “We have a batch going through training and by the end of May we’ll have provided more test examiners in the first five months of this year than we would in a whole normal year.”

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