HGV Driver CPC Deadline September 2019
Hauliers and drivers need to make sure that as individuals or within a haulage Company that drivers have completed their periodic HGV driver CPC.
The second phase deadline is only 12 months away so you will need to arrange driver training days as soon as possible or if individual drivers do there own CPC it needs to be completed by this deadline.
HGV drivers legally are required to complete 35 hours training over a five-year period to remain legally compliant.
If this is not completed, they will lose their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and will not be allowed to drive.
DVSA will issue fines of up to £1,000 for anyone driving professionally without a DQC card.
Two Types of Driver CPC training
- Driver CPC Periodic Training is for existing professional drivers who already have a DQC Card and drive a lorry, bus or coach.
- Driver CPC Initial Training is for new professional drivers who want to drive a lorry, bus or coach and do not already have a DQC Card.
The Road Haulage Association is concerned that companies leaving this to the last minute won’t be able to get their drivers trained in time.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said:
“If you leave it to the last few months you might struggle to find suitable courses or enough spaces to book for your drivers. I’d urge hauliers to arrange driver training days now. Having drivers who can’t drive is disastrous for an operator.”
Hauliers believe that DCPC will no longer be required after Brexit, but this isn’t the case.
Drivers will still need to complete their training regardless of Brexit outcome.
The second phase deadline for periodic Driver CPC is 9 September 2019.
Preparing for the Driver Qualification classroom
This is something most drivers really don’t like doing, but with the DQC (Driver qualification card) being a legal requirement it is essential that you prepare properly to ensure you pass this test.
Most professional drivers already know the majority of answers because they deal with issues on a day to day basis, but even the most experienced driver will come away from a training day with a bit more knowledge than when he or she first started the training.
Some great products can help with your Driver CPC Training.
Where can I find a HGV Driver CPC Course?
Search for a local training centre by entering your postcode into the Jaupt website
JAUPT is a not-for-profit company that was established in 2007 to enable the Competent Authorities (DVSA in Great Britain and the DVA in Northern Ireland) to manage the application process and quality assurance programme of centres and courses for the periodic training element of ‘The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations 2007’.
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