Figures release by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on the sixth anniversary of the introduction of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training show that 99% of drivers stopped at roadside checks have a valid Driver CPC qualification card.
Driver Hire Training can give itself a pat on the back for playing a significant role in this success story. Since the service was launched, its nationwide network of trainers has delivered over 105,000 driver training days, making it one of the country’s largest providers of Driver CPC training.
“When we launched the service our aim was to provide cost effective, industry specific training,” says Richard Armitage, Director of Driver Hire Training. “The addition of two new modules, First Aid and Manual Handling, means that our customers can choose from thirteen different subjects, covering just about every major area of interest for the professional driver. We are also immensely proud of the very high driver satisfaction ratings that our courses have earned. The fact that many customers continue to re-book training with us speaks volumes about the quality of our training offer.”
Commenting on the figures, lead Traffic Commissioner for Driver CPC, Joan Aitken, said: “The Traffic Commissioners are extremely pleased to see the level of compliance with the requirements of the driver CPC reported by the DVSA. This is welcome news and is consistent with the limited number of occasions when TCs have needed to take action against operators and drivers.”