Mark Magee, the Driving Standards Agency’s acting director for regulation, standards and development, answers MT’s questions on Driver CPC. Many operators and drivers are cynical about the Driver CPC, regarding it as an expensive waste of time. I believe that one reason for this is the perception – right or wrong – that some people are still getting away with delivering low quality, non-compliant training. What enforcement effort is the DSA now applying to Jaupt approved centres to ensure all […]
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, […]
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 […]
Training course providers have reacted with scepticism to a new DVSA recommendation that they should include one hour on vulnerable road users (VRUs) in every Driver CPC periodic training course from next year.