FTA Reminds Drivers to Complete CPC Driver Training within Five Years
08/25/2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is reminding all professional drivers to complete their 35 hours of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training within a five-year period.

Online PR News – 25-August-2013 – Kent – Tunbridge Wells, Kent (May 28, 2013) - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is reminding all professional drivers to complete their 35 hours of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training within a five-year period. Approved CPC driver training must be finished by 10 September 2013 for passenger vehicle operators and 10 September 2014 for goods vehicle professionals.

The deadlines for accomplishing Driver CPC were set by EU Directives 2003/59. Aimed at improving road safety, the directives mandate Driver CPC every five years for passenger commuting vehicle (PCV) drivers licenced after September 10, 2008 and for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators accredited after September 10, 2009.

To help industry professionals meet these requirements, FTA’s field specialists offer PCV and HGV training courses. Their programmes are designed to deliver instant course feedback and management information, allowing students to engage with their peers and trainers. This year, participants will also be able to use an interactive voting system throughout the course.

Since 1889, FTA has been representing companies involved in moving goods on the ground, sea, and air across the country. The group ensures efficient and sustainable logistics by representing the needs of the industry at local, national, and European levels, as well as by complying with the latest regulations and conducting training programmes for improving the skills of their members.

The association invites PCV-licenced professionals who have not yet taken their Driver CPC qualification to schedule their training right away. The group also encourages HGV-licenced individuals to complete theirs as soon as possible. Interested parties can visit www.FTA.co.uk for more information.

About the Freight Transport Association

As one of the largest trade associations in the United Kingdom, the team promotes and supports the interests of the transport industry. Their members deliver more than 90 per cent of goods by rail and 70 per cent of U.K.-visible exports by air and sea. The association also supports the international charity Transaid, which strives for cheaper and safer transport in developing nations.