Fines for Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph offences cost drivers over £1.4m in 2016/17. Individually, well over 6,500 penalty notices were handed out by the DVSA. All of which suggests that there are plenty of drivers who’d benefit from some Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph revision. And there’s an easy way to do this whilst fulfilling another road transport industry requirement – your annual Driver CPC training.
“Booking yourself onto a Driver CPC course covering Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs makes sense,” says John Keelan-Edwards, Driver Hire’s Risk Management and Group Technology Director. “We offer separate 3.5-hour courses on both. In total, we offer 20 different Driver CPC courses, but Drivers’ Hours continues to be our most popular.”
Keeping up to date with your Driver CPC training schedule is becoming increasingly important. All HGV drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Drivers who passed their HGV test prior to September 2009 must complete their second block of training by September 2019.
“For that set of drivers it makes sense to get on with training now to avoid a last-minute rush as the deadline approaches,” John continues. “And if it saves a penalty notice – it’s time and money well spent.”
Driver Hire Training has been shortlisted for the ‘Talent in Logistics’ ‘Driver CPC Training Provider of the Year’ award. It’s one of four finalists, the winners being announced at the ‘Transport in Logistics Annual Awards Dinner on 21st June 2018 in Telford.
“The ‘Talent in Logistics’ awards celebrate and reward the people that are essential to the UK logistics sector,” says Sarah Hartley, Driver Hire Training’s Head of Service Delivery. “The awards’ judges champion quality learning alongside the development and recognition of skills within the industry.”
Since launching its training offer in 2010, Driver Hire Training has become one of the UK’s largest suppliers of Driver CPC training. To date, it has successfully completed over 135,000 training days and delivered over 945,000 hours of training. It clients include individual drivers all the way through to the employees of major national companies.
“At Driver Hire you can choose from an excellent selection of modules, our courses are designed to deliver real value to your business by enhancing the skills and knowledge of your drivers,” Sarah continues. “Worthwhile Driver CPC training improves their efficiency and industry knowledge.”
“For us to be shortlisted in this category is a proud moment for me and the team, we work hard to ensure our customers receive quality training and we have built our portfolio of courses to ensure we appeal to the wider market and have a good range to choose from to ensure drivers can upskill rather than repeat modules”