An extra 50,000 lorry tests a year

An extra 50,000 lorry tests a year Today (10 September) the government has announced plans to help to tackle the shortage of lorry drivers by creating an extra 50,000 lorry tests. Changes to tests will come into force as soon as possible. They follow a public consultation over the summer, which saw thousands of respondents, including industry leaders, support […]

1 day to go: consultation on proposals to address lorry driver shortages

1 day to go: consultation on proposals to address lorry driver shortages The government is consulting on proposed changes to the requirements to obtain a vocational driving licence to help address the current shortage of lorry drivers. Time is running out to give your views as the consultation closes tomorrow (7 September) at 11.59pm. What […]

Changes to our motorcycle test standard operating procedure

Changes to our motorcycle test standard operating procedure Following the easing of restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales to stop the spread of COVID-19, we have updated our standard operating procedure for carrying out motorcycle tests. We have shared our standard operating procedures with the Motorcycle Industry Association and National Associations Strategic Partnership. We hope this guidance will […]

Deadline extension for the motorcycle examiner job applications

Deadline extension for the motorcycle examiner job applications We are extending the job application deadline for the additional motorcycle examiners posts to give people more time to apply. The recruitment drive We recently wrote to you about our campaign to recruit 9 motorcycle examiners in these areas: east England south-west England West Midlands north and […]

Changes to our driving test standard operating procedure

Changes to our driving test standard operating procedure Following the easing of restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales to stop the spread of COVID-19, we have updated our standard operating procedure for carrying out driving tests. We have shared our standard operating procedures with the National Associations Strategic Partnership. We hope this guidance will help you […]

Remember to give us your views: increasing DVSA fees

Remember to give us your views: increasing DVSA fees We wrote to you on 5 August asking for your views on increasing the price of DVSA services. The consultation closes on 2 September at 11:59pm. Most of our fees haven’t increased since 2010, and we’ve worked hard to make savings through efficiency measures in the […]

DVSA driver services: driving examiner ballot

DVSA driver services: driving examiner ballot The Public and Commercial Services Union announced yesterday (27 August 2021) that it is balloting its members on possible industrial action. We know that you and your pupils may have concerns on how this will affect driving tests. We are working hard with PCS to resolve their concerns and […]

Motorcycle examiner recruitment – 1 week left to apply

Motorcycle examiner recruitment – 1 week left to apply There is just 1 week left to apply for the extra motorcycle examiner posts in England and Wales. The recruitment drive We recently wrote to you about our campaign to recruit 9 motorcycle examiners in these areas: east England south-west England West Midlands north and south […]