Scania and SP Training have begun offering a national HGV driver training programme. Scania’s 40-strong team of driver trainers will handle the practical elements of the HGV test and SP Training will deliver the classroom content – including the mandatory Driver CPC modules – from the manufacturer’s network of 12 sites. During 2016, Scania delivered 9,000 days of professional training to 1,500 customers in transport and distribution. SP Training recently began working with Stobart Group to deliver and apprenticeship programme. […]
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]
Scania has taken the unusual step of introducing second-generation Euro-6 engines nine months before Euro-6 emissions legislation is fully implemented at the end of this year.
A progress report on the Driver CPC and how well the UK is doing in meeting the September 2014 deadline to get every professional LGV driver through the 35 hours mandatory training will be made at a seminar to be held by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in association with Motor Transport. The UK leg of the DRIVEN series of sessions the IRU is holding in four EU countries, the seminar will be held on 4 October at the […]