FTA fights EU interference
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The EU’s consultation on the Driver CPC Directive closed at the end of October. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is, of course, keen to ensure that Driver CPC training in the UK is of the highest standards. That’s why it doesn’t want to see Brussels bureaucrats introducing a one-size-fits-all training programme.
“The FTA is mindful that driver training must be right for the individual and their requirements,” says James Firth, FTA head of road freight and enforcement policy. “For instance, a driver in the retail sector shouldn’t be forcibly required to be trained in loading and securing aggregates. There is still a challenge in engaging drivers fully with Driver CPC, but insisting on irrelevant training is a sure-fire way to alienate them further.”