Tarmac is rolling out a new smartcard for its HGV drivers, which it claims will make it easier for them to move between it’s 400-plus sites. Developed by tech company Reference Point, the cloud-based smartcard system, dubbed OneCard, provides each driver with a personalised card that contains the drivers’ credentials, competencies and qualifications. The smartcard, which has a unique identifier to prevent fraud, can be checked using smartphone technology, making for quicker site safety checks. Sean McGrae, Tarmac senior national […]
Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship.
Materials and construction firm Tarmac has retained its FORS accreditation, allowing it to continue auditing its entire UK and subcontractor fleet.
Both the RHA and the FTA have slammed JAUPT’s unilateral decision to change the procedure governing Driver CPC course approval, stating its new diktat will not improve standards but could cause further reputational damage. The associations have gone on the offensive after course approvals body JAUPT wrote to training providers this month, stating copies of all presentations and documents used to deliver Driver CPC courses would, effective immediately, now need to be sent to it at the course approval stage. […]