Are YOU Ignoring Driver CPC?
Ignore Driver CPC! The Driver Certificate in Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is one of the biggest changes in the transport industry since the LGV driving test was introduced in 1969. The EU Driver CPC Directive came into force on the 10 September 2008 for all bus and coach drivers and on the 10 September 2009 for all truck drivers in the UK. This involves drivers undertaking 35 hours of periodic formal driver training – effectively five full days – over a five-year period in order to retain their licences.
For those who have not yet started their periodic training, this period is now three years for coach drivers and four years for the lorry drivers. The clock is ticking…
The main challenge is now to accept that the legislation is here. From September 2014, drivers will be illegal if they’ve not completed their 35 hours of periodic training. Designed to encourage safer and more fuel-efficient driving, the new qualification is not difficult and involves no written work or examination.
We are working closely with our clients to ensure they plan a programme of training for their drivers which guarantees they get their Driver CPC at an advantageous cost and in good time for the 2014 deadline.
Our next FREE Driver CPC information session – aimed at drivers, owner drivers and any road transport, haulage, bus or coach company employing drivers or running a fleet of vehicles as part of their business – will be held on Wednesday 1st September. We would like to invite you to attend.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to attend this information session or would like further details.
Story By: Derek Broomfield
Web Link: www.novadata.co.uk
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Date : 23-07-2010