Lower Saxony wants licence rule change to get new HGV Drivers qualified quicker
As a result of Germany's HGV Driver shortage, both the SPD and CDU politicians from Lower Saxony's regional government want to see licence changes to speed up the process under which young, yet-to-be HGV Drivers can be qualified.
According to reports in Germany, the idea is for people to be allowed to start HGV Driver training at the age of 17.
The authorities in Lower Saxony also want to lobby the national government and the EU to ensure that the age limit for trainees is lowered across the board.
In addition, the regional government wishes to see those learning to drive a car be allowed to simultaneously train to pass their C + E license test. As it stands, a standard driving licence is required before any HGV training can take place.