Transport Ministry looks to streamline truck licensing, make online renewals easier

Sophie Boot
Tue, 19 Apr 2016

By Sophie Boot April 19 (BusinessDesk) - The government wants to streamline the country's driver licensing system quicker and make it easier to obtain a heavy truck license, which may help alleviate a shortage of drivers in the industry. New Zealand's graduated licensing system sees drivers pass through licences from class 2 to class 5 which cover increasingly heavy vehicles. Australia is the only other country with such a system, and it has been criticised by transport companies who say the complexity and cost of progressing between clas...

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