Youngest HGV driver

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AN ARBROATH teenager has become one of the youngest drivers in Scotland to gain a full Class One Heavy Goods Vehicle licence.

Thomas Gibb (18) passed his test last Wednesday which means that he is now certified to drive all kinds of heavy goods vehicles.

He is following in the footsteps of his grandfather who set up the family haulage business James Gibb and Son, and his lorry driver dad Neil who joined the business 25 years ago.

Previously, candidates were required to be at least 21 years old to obtain a class one HGV licence but recently the age was lowered to 18.

Several 18 year-olds in England have already gained the licence but it is believed that Thomas could be the youngest certified driver in Scotland.

He currently works for the Geddes group as a motor mechanic and his mum Thelma says that she, his dad and his brother Drew are all so proud of him.