According to roadtransport.com, The D.S.A. (Driving Standards Agency) has no intentions of differentiating the number of Driver CPC training hours completed between the HGV and PSV industry.
Currently The DSA, training companies and employers have no way of knowing how many Driver CPC training hours have been completed by each sector (HGV and PCV).
All the DSA can give is a figure for both disciplines combined. The commercial transport training industry is frustrated that the DSA will not change the recording driver procedure even though industry feels a change would be highly beneficial.
Sean Pargeter, owner of HGV LGV Training, says: “There are 90 PSV training companies, but more firms are delivering Driver CPC for HGVs, but we don’t know which have delivered and have not.”
According the recent figures released under the freedom of information act just over 1 million training hours were completed between 10th September 2009 and 31st August 2010. How many of these can be attributed to HGV Drivers and how many can be PCV Drivers is anyone’s guess. The current situation of “not Knowing” does not assist industry in determining how many hours for each sector still need to be completed.
The 1 million overall completed so far is well below best expectations to get all drivers trained by the deadline (September 10th 2013 for PCV and September 10th 2014 for HGV Drivers.)