Driver CPC Under Review
The RHA (Road Haulage Association) will be surveying members for their views on DCPC over the next two months, to highlight the industry’s experience of DCPC – good and bad; and to point to how the industry and regulators might approach the second five-year period, starting in autumn 2014. Comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, it has been confirmed that the way the Directive has been implemented is to be reviewed by the European Commission, following evidence of complaints and inefficiencies across the EU.
Meanwhile, the DfT has confirmed to the RHA that, in its view, UK regulations implementing the DCPC Directive mean that all mechanics taking HGVs to test are covered by the DCPC requirements and that this is considered proportionate. We had objected to this gold-plating, and of five other members states we know about, only Belgium takes a similar view. Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Finland have no such requirement.
The DfT and Driving Standards Agency has published guidance to clarify who is covered by UK law implementing the Driver CPC Directive. The guidance is HERE.
Source: RHA (Road Haulage Association)
Story By: Derek Broomfield
Date : 18-04-2013