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"All Aboard" as Bus Driver Deadline Arrives

The 10th September marked the Driver CPC deadline for acquired rights bus and coach drivers. If they haven’t completed 35 hours of training and received their Drivers’ Qualification Card they can no longer drive professionally.

As the deadline drew nearer, Driver Hire had increased enquiries from PCV drivers and coach companies looking for quality Driver CPC training. “Whenever possible we’ve helped them out, although the majority of our Driver CPC courses are targeted mainly towards LGV drivers,” says Richard Armitage, Driver Hire’s Director of Training.

The passing of one Driver CPC deadline now means that the LGV drivers’ deadline is now only a year away. The latest figures produced by the DSA show that, as of July 2013, out of the estimated 500,000-750,000 PCV and LGV drivers in the UK, 652,000 are now engaged in Driver CPC training. That means that up to 97,000 drivers may have done no training at all. 
These figures suggest that, as the LGV deadline draws ever nearer, Driver CPC trainers are in for a busy year. So our advice is, if you’re looking for worthwhile Driver CPC training, book soon.

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