Tag: Training

HGV Industry told “Get Your House In Order”

In a recent call, a cross-party group of MP's called for the logistics to "get its house in order", with such problems as suitable overnight facilities for drivers, new training routes & recruitment being the biggest areas called out. The Commons transport select committee has given the industry two years, or calls for the government to bring in new taxes for the more profitable sectors on the industry such as large supermarkets, oil companies and online service giants. Whilst the Road…

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Free courses for HGV drivers

Under the UK Skill bootcamp system, there are a number of free courses aimed at the haulage industry. The course fall into three categories: Those new to HGV driving Those looking to upgrade their existing HGV driver's license Those returning to the HGV industry Most courses are flexible, held over 16 weeks and are free to anyone aged 19 and over who lives in England; and is either employed or seeking employment. The current course centres and their contact…

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Government announces major review into HGV driver training

The following is taken from Gov.uk: A sweeping review will seek to improve compulsory ongoing training for HGV and bus drivers, in the latest of 30 measures to support the road haulage sector and encourage even more people to return to the profession. Drivers currently need to undergo 5 days of periodic training every 5 years to ensure they remain fully qualified to drive heavy goods vehicles and buses professionally and up to date with road safety standards. Read more at this [link].

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Still Not Achieved Your CPC?

As we are now past the original deadline for most Driver's CPC entitlements, those who have not yet fulfilled their full 35-hour requirement are facing a lose of work and earnings until they can do so. Please Note: If you do not have your Driver CPC entitlement, you cannot work "for hire or reward"¬†under any circumstances. We at TMC Assist are running Driver CPC courses every two weeks; you can see information related to our courses, their topics and dates they are…

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