Roadside Checks for Driver CPC
VOSA is now issuing fixed penalties for drivers caught driving without a Driver Qualification Card.
The regulation came into force on September 10th 2008 for Bus and Coach drivers and September 10th 2009 for LGV drivers. Anyone passing their test after these dates should have a Drivers Qualification Card (DQC) if they are driving professionally.
They must carry their DQC with them, as well as their LGV driving licence and Digital Tachograph Card. Failure to carry your DQC will result in a Graduated Fixed Penalty of £30.00 at the roadside and possible further investigation into the company's operational procedures.
Only drivers who passed their test after the dates above need to carry a card, but the day is fast approaching when every driver will need to carry a DQC - September 2013 for Bus and Coach drivers and September 2014 for LGV drivers.
For more information about Periodic training to achieve the requisite 35 hours needed to obtain your DQC for drivers who passed their test prior to 2008 and 2009 please see our website.
Story By: Bob Thompson
Web Link: novadata
Date : 30-11-2011