Road haulage group asks Brussels to lower licensing age
Road haulage association NiT Hungary is turning to the European Commission to lower the minimum age for truck drivers to help the industry cope with a shortage of drivers, the association told MTI.
NiT Hungary wants the minimum age for acquiring a license for C-category vehicles to be lowered from 21 to 18. It wants the licensing age for D-category vehicles lowered from 24 to 21.
Drivers under the minimum ages set by EU rules would only be allowed to drive within Hungary. NiT Hungary estimates Hungaryʼs road haulage business needs another 6,800 truck and lorry drivers.
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