The seven United Road Transport Union (URTU) men arrested by police as part of a fraud investigation relating to the Driver CPC have had their bail extended until September. All were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation in February as part of a police and Driving Standards Agency probe. They include URTU general secretary Bob Monks, national officer Mel Thornton, and regional officers Lee Pimbley and Mike Billingham. Their bail terms had originally been extended until 30 July, […]
The industry could lose over a quarter of its driver workforce during the next decade as a result of Driver CPC-related drop outs and retirement. A survey of 172 LGV drivers by recruitment agency Milestone revealed that 8% do not plan on taking Driver CPC training at all, for several reasons including expense. By region, the North East at 13% had the highest number of respondents not planning to undertake training. This is balanced against data showing 18% of drivers […]
Halfway through the five year period within which most professional LGV drivers must obtain their Driver CPC, Motortransport.co.uk rounds up progress. After 10 months on police bail, the “URTU seven” were told no further action was to be taken over allegations that a Driver CPC course run by the drivers’ union finished short of the required seven hours. The seven men included general secretary Bob Monks, national officer Mel Thornton and regional officers Lee Pimbley and Mike Billingham. They were originally […]
DHL Supply Chain is facing strike action from drivers at a Nottinghamshire DC serving client Marks and Spencer (M&S) due to a row over pay.