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 […]
Never mind if you can’t read, download or browse Motor Transport on your commute to and from work – you can now listen to it! Subscribe on iTunes to our new, regular podcast to hear our journalists discuss and debate the hot news of the past week. In our launch edition we talk about the level of Driver CPC compliance, Boris Johnson and the new London safer lorry scheme. We also discuss Eddie Stobart Logistics and the return to the […]
Driver First Assist (DFA) was recognised at a parliamentary reception last week (18 January) and has received warm words and £70,000 of funding from the DfT. Motor Transport technical editor Colin Barnett takes a look back at the development of the first aider scheme.
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 […]