The DSA had 100 Driver CPC audits referred to it by JAUPT last year after concerns about the standard of training provision were raised following general inspections. The figures were revealed at last month’s RHA National Training Conference at Warwick University by Peter Weddell-Hall, head of training accreditation services at DSA. Of the 100 cases JAUPT sent to the DSA for investigation: 52% of centres had failed to provide course dates; 27% were about short course delivery; 8% had identity […]
Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is one of the star speakers at the Microlise Transport Conference on 17 May next year. Bell, who was appointed as traffic commissioner for the North West in 2000 and senior traffic commissioner in 2012, plans to update delegates on the Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s strategic objectives to reduce the burden on compliant operators and target the serially and seriously non-compliant operators and drivers.
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.
The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship.