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Spencer’s job is Taylor made

Spencer Taylor has been fascinated by trucks since he was a young lad. “From the very first time I heard the sound of air brakes,” he recalls. He’s now 44, on the books at Driver Hire Cambridge and the proud holder of...

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Mark’s glued to the wheel

You could say that when Mark Clarke joined Driver Hire his working career became temporarily ‘unstuck’. That’s because he’d previously worked in the industrial adhesive chemical unit for well-known glue manufacturer, Bostick. Nowadays he’s got a different adhesive – it’s...

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Wastie has hasty route to success

“Give me the keys to a lorry and I’m happy!”. The words of 54-year-old Richard Wastie, on the books at Driver Hire Oxford, and currently well on his way to becoming a Category C HGV driver. Whilst Richard might give...

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Better drivers = better business!

For many employees, driving for work is pivotal to the smooth running of the business, whether that's delivering goods, driving with a colleague, or travelling to a meeting. Employers who have staff driving for work purposes have a duty of...

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Restrictions lifted… should you be training your drivers?

Following prolonged periods of working from home, employees are now starting to drive their company vehicles again. The risk to these drivers is increased due to the following factors: Apprehension about driving again Longer journeys being undertaken Less driving experience...

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Is Driver CPC Set to be Scrapped?

As an essential requirement to drive professionally, the Driver CPC qualification expands the expertise of drivers, as well as ensuring road safety. Since Brexit, many have been asking - will the driver CPC be scrapped? In short – the answer...

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Getting refreshed with Driver Hire Training

Rachael McWilliams gained her CPC qualification in 2006. She has a passion for logistics but it's a fast-moving world - with big changes in recent years and lockdown preventing her from getting on site to learn first-hand of her client's...

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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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