A transport manager has lost his repute indefinitely for failing to make sure his drivers had started their Driver CPC training, resulting in high levels of drivers’ hours infringements. Addressing a seminar at the Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2014 exhibition in Harrogate, North East of England traffic commissioner Kevin Rooney (pictured) said he had also curtailed the operator’s licence from 22 to 11 trucks for two weeks so the drivers could be taken off the road and get their Driver CPC […]
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.
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 […]
As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated…