As the latest Driver CPC deadline looms, the DVSA insisted this week that technical problems with its website will not delay drivers receiving their DQC cards. The technical glitch, which arose last week, prevented JAUPT approved trainers uploading drivers’ periodic training records onto the DVSA’s Online Driver Enquiry service (ODE). The issue also prevented some drivers from checking how many hours of periodic training they have completed. The DVSA said this week that the technical problem has been fixed. However […]
Hundreds of HGV drivers are in danger of driving illegally after technical problems at DVSA prevented drivers’ training records from being uploaded ahead of the Driver CPC deadline, which kicks in at midnight today (9 September 2019).
Driver training provider Fleet Source has welcomed the DVSA’s decision to update its HGV driver training programme, adding questions in the theory test to cover the correct use of Class 6 mirrors and recommending that safe urban driving and vulnerable road user awareness courses be undertaken by all drivers as part of their Driver CPC training.
The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago.