Major Wait Times for HGV Test Centres

It is well-known across the country by now that there is a nation-wide truck driver shortage, which has caused delays in HGV test centres. One of the main reasons for this is Covd-19, as many HGV driver tests were either delayed or cancelled. This has created a massive back-log of drivers desperate to take their HGV tests to help minimise the damages of the driver shortage.


Many HGV test centres across the country are facing wait times of over 11 weeks, with some facing up to 24 weeks. Around 64% of HGV test centres have these kind of wait times. Currently, the shortest wait times, of only 1 week, are on the Isle of Wight, Cumbria and South Yorkshire.

Below is a list of wait times at various HGV test centres.

Aberdeen South (cove)                      Aberdeenshire                      24

Lerwick                                                Shetland                                24

Machrihanish LGV                              Argyll                                      24

Wick                                                    Caithness                                12

Aberdeen North                                 Aberdeenshire                       11

Atherton (Manchester)                        Greater Manchester             11

Beverley LGV                                       East Yorkshire                       11

Birmingham (Garretts Green)             West Midlands                       11

Bishopbriggs                                       Lanarkshire                            11

Blackburn with Darwen                      Lancashire                              11

Bredbury (Manchester)                      Greater Manchester               11

Burton on Trent                                  Staffordshire                            11

Camborne                                           Cornwall                                  11

Darlington LGV                                   County Durham                      11

Dumfries LGV                                     Dumfries and Galloway          11

Elgin                                                    Moray                                       11

Exeter LGV                                          Devon                                      11

Featherstone                                      South Staffordshire                 11

Glasgow LGV                                      Lanarkshire                              11

Gloucester                                          Gloucestershire                        11

Gosforth                                              Tyne and Wear                         11

Guildford                                             Surrey                                       11

Kilmarnock LGV                                  East Ayrshire                            11

Kirkcaldy                                             Fife                                            11

Kirkham LGV                                       Lancashire                                11

Lancing                                                West Sussex                            11

Leicester (cannock Street)                  Leicestershire                         11

Leighton Buzzard                                Bedfordshire                           11

Livingston                                            West Lothian                            11

Llantrisant                                           Glamorgan                                11

Newport (Gwent) LGV                        Monmouthshire                        11

Perth (Arran Road)                             Perth and Kinross                     11

Shrewsbury                                         Shropshire                                11

Southampton LGV                              Hampshire                                11

St Helens (Liverpool)                           Merseyside                              11

Steeton                                               West Yorkshire                          11

Swindon LGV                                       Wiltshire                                   11

Switch Island                                       Merseyside                               11

Thurrock LGV (London)                      Essex                                         11

Walton LGV                                         Suffolk                                       11

Watnall                                               Nottinghamshire                        11

Weedon LGV                                       Buckinghamshire                     11

Wrexham LGV                                     Denbighshire                            11

If you have any concerns about the current wait times of HGV test centres, please get in touch.