More Female Drivers Obtaining HGV Licences Compared With PCV Licences

More new female HGV drivers are joining the industry than their counterparts in the bus and coach sector, reports Chris Tindall.

Data obtained in a freedom of information request by training firm HGVC showed there has been a 144% increase in the number of females securing category C and C+E licences over the last decade, compared with a 105% increase in PCV driving.

HGVC said the DVLA figures revealed that there had been 27,200 category trucking licences secured by women between 2013 and 2023.

This compared with 11,506 new category D and D+E licences over the same period.

HGVC said this suggested that the government’s initiatives to tackle the driver shortage and broaden the pool of drivers in haulage were having a positive impact.

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