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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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Which Driver CPC Modules are Popular and Why?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification undertaken by professional drivers. The purpose of the certificate is to improve road safety and maintain high standards of professional driving. Gov.uk states that for professional drivers of buses, coaches...

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Safe Urban Driving- The Challenges & Benefits

  There are many additional things for drivers to consider and be aware of when driving in urban areas – various hazards can exist which are unique to urban landscapes and being aware of these is essential. Therefore, Safe Urban...

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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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Changes to EU Drivers’ Hours regulations

A number of updates have been made to the EU Drivers’ Hours regulations and come in to force today. These include: A requirement for drivers working on assignments abroad to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks A ban on drivers taking...

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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 Hire’s OLAT course now counts towards CPC

If your business is looking to protect your O-Licence, whilst getting some Driver CPC training hours under your belt, Driver Hire Training’s Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course ticks both boxes. The course became a brand new Driver CPC course...

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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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DriveWise launches online training courses

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a unique situation for all of us. Government guidelines on social distancing has meant face-to-face training courses have had to be cancelled or postponed, and we understand our customers' concerns around the impact COVID-19 may...

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