Vmoves accelerating forward with driver CPC training
- Vmoves actively helping its 150 drivers to progress with CPC training
- Company paying training costs up front to support drivers’ financial needs
- Vmoves hope all drivers will have completed training by April 2014, five months ahead of the legal September 2014 deadline
Vmoves, the UK’s leading vehicle inspection, collection and delivery provider, is working closely with their drivers to ensure their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training is completed ahead of schedule.
Vmoves has set a target well ahead of the legal September 2014 deadline for completion and is looking for all of its 150 drivers to have completed their CPC training by April next year to avoid a last-minute rush and potentially spiralling tuition costs.
The Driver CPC training is structured into five different seven hour programmes which include modules in fuel efficient driving, health & safety, delivery driving and road traffic laws.
By September 2014 all HGV drivers will have to have completed the 35 hours of periodic training or face a fine of up to £1,000 or even the prospect of losing their job, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has warned.
Dave Whyte, General Manager – Fleet Commercial at Vmoves commented: “The Driver CPC training hugely affects our business and our drivers, and we think it’s incredibly important we proactively look to get ahead of schedule on it. We are encouraging our drivers to book their places on these courses early as we expect them to fill up quickly and also significantly increase in cost as drivers may have left it to the last minute. By being in contact with our drivers regularly we know exactly the progress we are making with Driver CPC as a company and what steps need to be taken next.”