The year 2014 has significant implications for lorry drivers as new rules will be introduced the will make it a legal condition that all driver complete a Driver Certification of Professional Competence (Driver CPC.) There are growing concerns that a significant number of drivers are failing to complete the mandatory training and this will have huge implications for the industry when we reach 2014.
The 2009 EU ruling appears to have not hit home with drivers and experts in the training industry have also voiced their concersn as 2014 looms. Sean Pargeter, Training Director of EP Training in Surrey commented, ‘The fact that we are a little over 2 years away from this law coming into force doesn’t seem to have reached a worrying number of drivers’.
The Freight Transport Association have analysed the data and concluded that there is a staggering 46% shortfall in the number of drivers who have taken the test. James Hookham from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says “this could cause problems in supply chains”.