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DVSA clamps down on Driver CPC course repetition

The DVSA has announced that they will be monitoring Driver CPC periodic training to ensure drivers are not repeating training as part of their 35-hour requirement. As you know, in order to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC),...

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Why is Safe Driving So Important?

It may seem like an obvious question at first – of course safe driving is important right? However, if you look at what safe driving actually is and means you may find that it is something you’re not doing all...

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Road Safety Week 2020

It's Road Safety Week from 16th-22nd November 2020, and once again Driver Hire is showing its support. Organised by Brake, the national road safety charity, the aim of Road Safety Week is to raise awareness of road safety issues. Whilst...

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What Makes DriveWise Training Effective

Like many other companies, at Driver Hire Training – in normal times! – we deliver training in many different ways. Our most diverse range of training services comes under our DriveWise banner, where we offer in-vehicle, classroom-based and online services. ...

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Meet the Trainer – Scott Boyd

Scott is one of several highly experienced trainers who now deliver Driver CPC training online, in our virtual classroom. A Grade A driving instructor and fleet trainer, Scott has found online training to be a brilliant experience. Here, he shares...

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Surveys show fantastic approval rates for training

We believe that good training is vital to improving driving standards, but we also believe that spending money on a course should be a worthwhile investment, not just a way of meeting a legal obligation. Over many years, Driver Hire...

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Driver CPC extensions begin to lapse

Earlier in the year, in response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Government announced a 7-month extension to DQC cards that were due to expire. That extension has now ended for any cards that were originally valid to the end of...

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In the Spotlight: Steve Dethick

We pride ourselves on delivering first-class training to busy transport businesses and individual drivers looking to advance their professional development. We’re able to achieve this thanks to the experience, knowledge and dedication of our team. Meet Steve Dethick, our National...

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Upward trend in cargo crime continues

UK remains top of the European countries list for cargo crime, with nearly all crimes targeted at trucks. Recent research shows that a staggering 79% of all European cargo thefts are carried out in the UK. The data collated by...

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Is online Driver CPC Training the future?

A day in the life of Pete Stevens, CPC Trainer for Driver Hire Training Ever since the introduction of Driver CPC training over 10 years ago, many people have asked why the training could not be delivered online. But until...

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Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

The Department for Transport have stated that it may be difficult for drivers to complete the required Driver CPC training during the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, they have announced temporary changes in professional driver qualification requirements for those who cannot...

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Driver Risk Management – Getting It Right

Imagine this: your peaceful evening is shattered by a call from the Sales Director – one of the team has been in an accident coming home from a late meeting. The car’s probably a write-off and the driver is on...

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Making Driver CPC easy

We’ve recently gone through the second 5-year Driver CPC ‘deadline’ and for many people, it was another rush to get every driver trained. Driver Hire Training saw a doubling of courses compared with last year, which suggests that not everyone...

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Driver CPC Deadline Warning

With just under one year to go until the next Driver CPC deadline for most drivers, Driver Hire Training is warning of a worrying trend in the number of drivers that are completing the mandatory training that they need. The...

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Driver Hire Training in Line for National Training Award

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...

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