Proposals to prevent drivers from completing the same module more than once during a five-year Driver CPC period could restrict operators’ ability to provide relevant training for their drivers, according to the FTA. Under proposals put forward by the European Commission (EC), drivers would be required to undertake at least one road safety course as part of their Driver CPC qualification. The programme would also have a strengthened focus on fuel efficient driving. The EC said: “The new wording ensures that the periodic training […]
With HGV driver training courses costing around £3,500 and the absence of a fully fledged HGV driver apprenticeship, the industry’s driver shortage looks set to continue. So is it time to look to alternatives?
Logistics UK said it sympathised with lorry drivers plotting a nationwide strike next month and repeated calls for the government to allow EU drivers temporary work visas.