The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that a review of the rules on the training and qualifications of professional drivers could lead to “adjustments” to the current Driver CPC requirements. The review, which is expected to lead to the adoption of a new Commission proposal by the end of 2016, will focus on three areas identified in an evaluation of the implementation of the Driver CPC published in October last year. This evaluation highlighted a requirement for greater legal clarity […]
The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]
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DVSA warns HGV drivers to check they are driving legally after DVSA technical problems hit CPC records
DVSA is warning HGV drivers to check they can still drive legally after technical problems with the agency’s website prevented drivers’ training records being uploaded in time for the Driver CPC deadline this week. The agency is also asking enforcement officers to “be aware of the outages” and to “act accordingly” when checking a driver’s Driver Qualification Card (DQC).