With just under one year to go until the next Driver CPC deadline for most drivers, Driver Hire’s training division has warned of a worrying trend in the number of drivers that are completing the mandatory training that they need. This is despite the UK Government recently confirming that regardless of the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, Driver CPC is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
The Government statement confirms that, “The UK will maintain a CPC scheme… This includes both transport manager CPCs and driver CPCs.” It also explains that, “The government is putting in place a CPC scheme to reflect the fact that we will have left the EU, but we have no immediate plans to change any of the standards that drivers have to meet…”
It has become clear that many drivers and transport operators are holding off from booking Driver CPC, perhaps in the belief that it would no longer be required post-Brexit. Nearly 220,000 fewer hours were uploaded in July 2018 than in the equivalent time during the last cycle, which certainly means there will be a huge demand for last minute training during 2019 (read more on this here).
To assess how many training days your business still needs, Driver Hire Training has created a simple, free calculator. This will allow you to quickly see how many training days you need to find to ensure that all your drivers have completed the hours they need. Download this here.
As a UK leading provider of Driver CPC training, which recently delivered it’s one millionth driver training hour, Driver Hire Training offers a wide range of modules to choose from. With the next deadline for many drivers just around the corner, it’s expected that the coming months will become busier than ever – to book your training today go to www.driverhiretraining.co.uk