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All 68 drivers at United Biscuits have now successfully completed their final 7.5 hours of Driver CPC training. Bill Hooton, national transport controller at United Biscuits, says he is “delighted and proud” that all drivers have completed their CPCs. “We are committed to ongoing annual training and recognise the benefits, as it helps focus and maintain high standards in safety and operation performance,” he explains. “Our training gets great feedback from the drivers and they help contribute to the training […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
The Academy of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has held a series of four seminars across Europe under the DRIVEN banner (drivers and road transport instructors vocational European network), looking at how member states have implemented the EU Driver CPC directive. DRIVEN rolled into the UK in October, being held alongside the Commercial Motor Live event at Millbrook in October, attracting more than 70 operators and training companies to a packed day of keynote presentations and hands-on workshops. A […]