As a mechanic do I need a professional driving permit to test a truck after repairs? I have a code EC Driving Licence.
I am not driving for gain ,but works for a company that uses heavy duty trucks for brick deliveries.
Yes there are only a few exceptions to the rule. All drivers of goods trucks need it.
In the old days before the amendment many guys that were stopped said they were testing the vehicle and it created a huge loophole.
I think that was one of the main reasons the Department changed the rules.