What age do you have to be to drive a van?

I’m in the process of hiring a 17 year old apprentice and want him to drive my Ford Transit from time to time. Can he do this, or are there age limits for van drivers?

Asked on 15 October 2013 by John Richards

Answered by Dan Powell
There’s no age limit on vans (Category B) up to 3500kg. so 17 is fine as long as he's got a full driving licence. Cat B covers most of the vans out there, including the big ones, like Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter.
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