The EU has introduced compulsory training for all commercial drivers, who drive vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes.
Their aim is to improve road safety and fuel efficiency and to encourage driving as a career to reduce the predicted shortage of drivers in the future.
All training must be carried out at approved centres and by approved trainers. The training is monitored by the Driving Standards Agency but control is with the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT).
At Pole Position Personnel we want to make keeping up to date with training requirements as simple and flexible for you as possible. We're a responsible recruiter with your best interests at heart. We deliver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) driver training modules to ensure that you're qualified for the driving jobs you want.
The CPC training we deliver is broken down into 8 x 3 1/2 hour modules which can be coupled together in any required combination to provide 28 different combinations of 7 hour courses.
The requirement for driver CPC periodic training commenced in September 2009. All new drivers will be expected to complete a driver CPC course at their initial training and thereby receive their Driver Qualification Card which is valid for 5 years.
All existing drivers must complete 35 hours periodic training by September 2014. This can be taken en bloc, or 7 hours per year per driver, over the next 5 years. Planning ahead is the key so don’t delay the training.
You will be unable to drive LGV vehicles if you have failed to complete 35 hours of periodic training by September 2014.
Pole Position Personnel will undertake to monitor these drivers, once information has been received, to ensure all the relevant training is provided. Once 35 hours training has been completed by 2014, the process starts again up to 2019.
To talk to Pole Position Personnel about driver training, please call 0116 318 4142
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