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Will Brexit affect Driver CPC in the United Kingdom?

Posted on Oct 08, 2018 by Prath520

The driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a qualification that has been adopted by many European countries since September 2009. The scheme is meant to serve as an additional qualification that that improves the professionalism within the LGV & PCV industry. The purpose of the qualification is to improve the safety of roads and..READ MORE

Grandfather Rights and Driver CPC Explained

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 by Prath520

If you’ve never heard of the term ‘grandfather rights’ it might sound strange to be said in the same breath as something as professional and modern as Driver CPC training, but it’s a commonly held belief that these rights mean you don’t need to hold a Driver CPC qualification under certain circumstances. What are ‘Grandfather..READ MORE

New Drivers: CPC Qualification Applies to Operators Too

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 by Prath520

Brand-new drivers who complete their training at the HGV Training Centre will earn their initial CPC qualification cards along with obtaining their commercial driver’s licences. A qualification card is good for five calendar years from the date it is received; during those five years, the driver must undergo an additional 35 hours of remedial training..READ MORE

Drivers: Driver CPC Not Negative Thus Far

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 by Prath520

In the years leading up to the implementation of the driver CPC requirements in the UK, there was plenty of talk about drivers planning to retire or switch careers rather than having to submit to the regulations. And even with weeks to go before the two imposed deadlines, drivers were convinced that the requirements would..READ MORE

It Might Be Time for All-Lane Motorway CPC Courses

Posted on May 05, 2016 by Prath520

After successful pilot programmes utilising smart motorways and all-lane running schemes to reduce traffic congestion, it seems all but certain that the model will be implemented across the UK in the near future. This has a lot of people worried – especially emergency breakdown service providers who know all too well the perils of attempting..READ MORE

CPC Driver Training: Lay-By Education for Foreign Drivers

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Prath520

Given the reality that CPC driver training is now required throughout most of Europe, it would make sense that the training would be utilised to bring all European HGV drivers up to speed regarding the regulations in the various countries they travel. A great example would be educating foreign drivers about the lay-by rules here..READ MORE

Will Driver Perceptions Have Any Effect on CPC Training?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 by Prath520

It appears as though the University of Southampton wants to know what driver perceptions are relating to automated vehicles. Fleet News UK reports that the University is now recruiting participants for a new study that will ask volunteers to react to video footage they say will tell them how people perceive sharing the road with..READ MORE

Brexit Not Likely to Have Any Effect on Driver CPC Requirements

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Prath520

The rumour mill began turning almost immediately upon the announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron that the UK would vote in May (2016) whether to remain in the EU or not. Among the many rumours speculating what an EU-free UK might look like was one that suggests a Brexit will mean the end of the..READ MORE

CPC Training Rules Further Relaxed for Some Drivers

Posted on Feb 05, 2016 by Prath520

The pending implementation of CPC training rules back in 2013 lead to consternation among some workers who had to operate HGVs as part of their jobs but did not do so as a primary requirement for work. Mechanics testing vehicles prior to putting back into service are a good example. Some of those workers were..READ MORE

Would Driver CPC Training Help the White Van Man?

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 by Prath520

Not too long ago, we published a blog post referencing research done by an insurance company that declared middle-aged women driving minivans to be the safest drivers on the road. Now we have the results of additional research, conducted by a prominent UK law firm, letting us know who the worst drivers are: boy racers..READ MORE

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