FTA is working with its members to identify the most practical, efficient and cost effective way to manage Driver CPC programmes; providing training solutions to suit individual business requirements and driver training needs. The Association is also offering an "early bird" deal for any members who wish to put a plan in place and sit back, safe in the knowledge that their next five years will be taken care of.
Additional training has been delivered to the FTA training team by Dyslexia Action, to assist staff with identifying and helping those who may suffer with a learning difficulty.
Commenting on behalf of the FTA, Keith Gray, general manager of training, said: ‘The 10 September was purely a milestone – not a destination. Many professional drivers may well have breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the inaugural Driver CPC period, most of our conversations centre on "where do we go from here?" Although many FTA members have been well organised and achieved compliance in plenty of time, it has become clear that one day per year is the most efficient and effective way to go.’
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) regulations were initially announced in 2008 when professional drivers were instructed that they must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Driving without the Driver Qualification Card (DCQ), or failing to produce it, carries a maximum fine of £1,000 – for both the driver and operator licence holders.