Lorry driver shortage

farmerclare

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
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had e nuff

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Location
Durham
Was told today that if you passed your car test before 1997 then you automatically get grandfather rights to a hgv class 2.
Does anyone know if this is true.
Google seems to suggest it is.
 

TheTallGuy

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Location
Cambridgeshire
Was told today that if you passed your car test before 1997 then you automatically get grandfather rights to a hgv class 2.
Does anyone know if this is true.
Google seems to suggest it is.
No, the grandfather rights are to 7.5 ton rigid - C1 in the current system, similar to the old Class 3. Class 2 is over 7.5 ton rigid & is class C, Class 1 being CE. The definitive answer though is what categories are on the licence along with the restriction codes as the towing rules are slightly different.
 

Renaultman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
No, the grandfather rights are to 7.5 ton rigid - C1 in the current system, similar to the old Class 3. Class 2 is over 7.5 ton rigid & is class C, Class 1 being CE. The definitive answer though is what categories are on the licence along with the restriction codes as the towing rules are slightly different.
Class 3 was a 2 axle rigid above 7.5t class 2 was any rigid above that and class 1 artics. You could go direct to class one and tow any trailer you wanted to behind a car. Before the world went mad.
 

had e nuff

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Location
Durham
No, the grandfather rights are to 7.5 ton rigid - C1 in the current system, similar to the old Class 3. Class 2 is over 7.5 ton rigid & is class C, Class 1 being CE. The definitive answer though is what categories are on the licence along with the restriction codes as the towing rules are slightly different.
I thought it couldn't be right.
 

JWL

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Location
Hereford
I wonder if they'll put the 10.25t gross weight back on the B+e like we had before. Where you could tow a trailer over 750kg behind a 7.5t lorry. Can still do it with a minibus/Small coach but not a lorry anymore
 

TheTallGuy

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Location
Cambridgeshire
I wonder if they'll put the 10.25t gross weight back on the B+e like we had before. Where you could tow a trailer over 750kg behind a 7.5t lorry. Can still do it with a minibus/Small coach but not a lorry anymore
B is unlikely to be relaxed to 7.5t prime. C1E gives 7.5t prime with over 750kg trailer up to 12t train unless there's a code 107 restriction to 8,250kg.
 
Location
southwest
If you pass your LGV "driving" test but fail the "reversing" test, do you still get your LGV licence? Do trucks no longer have a reverse gear?


Reminds me of when I did my LGV training through a school run by a bus company. My trainer said "buses aren't allowed to reverse" So I asked "what happens when two buses meet on a narrow road?"
 
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Werzle

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Location
Midlands
Annoys me when you hear of these driver shortages and yet you order bulk feed for example and they bring loads which are 1-3 tons short, which means you need extra deliveries . Multiply those extra journeys across just us farmers and it causes thousands of extra trips.
 

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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