The government is to provide £34m to bring around 11,000 HGV drivers into the industry, both by attracting some of the 295,000 existing licence holders back into driving and funding training and testing of new entrants. The 200 16-week ‘Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving’ will be funded by the Department for Education and run by 17 training providers across the UK who have undergone a rigorous assessment process and can show evidence they have links with employers to provide the required […]
Former senior traffic commissioner (STC) Beverley Bell (pictured) has launched a training company offering operator licence awareness, Driver CPC and transport manager courses.
The MOD has more than tripled the number of training places for veterans wanting to become HGV drivers from 100 to 350 placements over the next 12 months.
HGV drivers made redundant by RHA members can apply for a free day’s Driver CPC or an HGV driver medical to help them get back to work.