Last year, VOSA issued 45 graduated fixed penalties and undertook three successful prosecutions of drivers who were found to have no evidence of Driver CPC qualification or exemption. The current graduated fixed penalty for a DCPC offence is £30. VOSA issued 41 of those roadside penalties to truck drivers, with the remaining four to bus […]
A Facebook campaign has been launched by a group of hauliers along with an e-petition ‘UK and European lorry drivers/hauliers safety from clandestine attacks’ in an effort to raise awareness of increased safety fears HGV drivers face at French border crossings from migrants determined to enter the UK. “We need to make the public aware […]
This YouTube video shows how one trucker decided to challenge an officer for allegedly speeding and using his phone while driving.
The introduction of enforced training through legislation such as the EU requirement for LGV drivers to undertake 35 hours of Driver CPC Training every 5 years has also created another anomaly in driver training. Many employers choose to provide the Driver CPC to those in scope of the requirement but fail to train their van […]
As drivers now have to undertake ‘continuing professional development’ in the form of Driver CPC should Transport Operators be required to undertake some form of continuous training? Nick Denton, Traffic commissioner for the South East, believes that the number of public inquiries would fall significantly if all hauliers enrolled on regular transport manager training courses. […]
The first Driver CPC deadline is rapidly approaching and yet many drivers and hauliers still believe that Driver CPC has not been worthwhile. Even more alarmingly some hauliers are only just booking their first course! However we can prove that Driver CPC can in fact save you money, improve driver behaviour and reduce accident rates. […]
Since becoming involved with Focale Training an area of goods vehicle operation has caused me alarm and that is those operated by the own account Restricted Operators Licence holder. It is not the large fleets operated by some national and international businesses that concern me, but the businesses that may operate one, two or just […]
Training awareness sessions have helped more than 230 whg colleagues to get back to work safely following the delivery of over 200 commercial vehicles. Focale Training, in partnership with whg, was tasked with the design and delivery of unique and time efficient awareness sessions for the whg repairs teams as part of whg’s commitment to […]