It was great to visit MTS Midlands Training Services and speak with Shannan, Director of the family-run HGV driver training business.
I spoke with Shannan about the invaluable service her company provides training HGV drivers and the challenges the sector faces in the current climate. I am pleased that the Government is taking measures to address the global shortage of HGV drivers here in UK, including
Streamlined HGV driving tests so that 50% more tests are available each year.
£10m for skills boot camps to train up to 4,000 HGV drivers quickly.
Deployment of military driving examiners in the coming weeks to provide thousands of extra tests.
Keep your eyes out for Shannan and her firm on the TV – she is currently filming a documentary for BBC Three!