There is a huge amount of ignorance among drivers over the drivers’ hours rules and tachograph regulations, says senior TC Beverley Bell. At a debate organised by recruitment agency Search Consultancy last month, she told operators that most of the drivers she encounters do not understand the rules. “You’re not very good at training your drivers on drivers’ hours,” said Bell. “You have a duty of care to make sure your drivers know the rules.” Bell admitted she was aware […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell told delegates at the Microlise Conference in Coventry this week she had no regrets about dealing robustly with the “various villains” she had encountered in her 17 years as a TC.
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 […]