Kent based Malcolms LGV Driver Training recently helped an 18 year old become the youngest HGV driver in the UK.
“Anthony Elson, 18, broke the record when he passed the HGV class one test and says it was in tribute to his brother Marc Dunk who was killed as he cycled to work.
Marc, died in February last year after he was hit by lorry on his way to the Charles River Laboratories in Manston.
Anthony and Marc’s mother Christine Elson said: “I am absolutely overawed with him. I can’t believe it. Anthony has done so well and he has done it in the memory of his brother. His whole family are so proud of him. “Anthony completed his HGV course with the help of money from a life insurance policy left to him by his brother.
He is now able to drive the largest articulated lorries – the youngest person in the country to be able to do so. He said: “I was really glad when I passed first time. It is something I have wanted to do for such a long time. I could never have done it without my brothers help.
“Christine said: “Marc and Anthony were very close and Marc always had faith in his brother. He would have been proud of him “Because of Marcs legacy and his own determination, Anthony now has a bright future ahead of him and intends to take his work abroad.
Anthony, whose father Tony also worked as a haulier, said: “I want to get a couple of years experience in Europe but then I hope to drive a lorry in America and Canada.”
Well done to Anthony and well done to Malcolm’s LGV Driver Training on getting the job done first time.
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