As you will most likely have seen, the government has announced upcoming changes to the Driver CPC training for HGV drivers:

The MD of the biggest HGV Training company in the UK, Driver Hire, has provided the following commentary about the news – if it would benefit any articles you are writing?

John Keelan Edwards, MD of Driver Hire Training, says:

“We are firm believers that Driver CPC is a good thing, for people in logistics and for the wider public. So the news that the Government is planning to maintain and enhance Driver CPC will be good for the industry, as the changes will make it a more flexible, accessible qualification. The changes will make it easier for former drivers to get back into driving professionally and easier for current drivers to renew training.”

“The updates will also make sure those considering a career in logistics know that there is a pathway for them, and there is ongoing investment in personal development.”

“The fact that it will now be possible to do modules non-consecutively makes Driver CPC more flexible for drivers, with 3.5 hours of learning a good way to keep people engaged with the training. Whilst no timescales have yet been announced, Driver Hire are ready for the new model, as we already have a set of 20+ 3.5hr modules covering a wide range of topics.”

“We will continue to monitor and work closely with the relevant authorities on any future changes. In the meantime – for many drivers, these changes will only be relevant for the next cycle of their Driver CPC. Drivers need to check their Driver Qualification Cards and if they are due to expire in the next few months, they need to get on and do their training hours as soon as possible. Demand will ramp up as the September deadline approaches so it’s best to get the training in now.”

“Driver Hire Training has several courses running every day, including evenings and weekends. We are delivering 1,000+ driver training days every week, and we will be able to deliver the training you need. Feedback from current delegates is excellent and the courses represent fantastic value for money, especially if you book multiple days.”

Source: driver hire