Training

  • Accident risk rises for young stay-aways

    Accident risk rises for young stay-aways

    19th July 2019

    New research has revealed more than a quarter (28 per cent) of young drivers believe they have had a road accident as a result of spending a significant time away from the wheel after passing their driving test. The study,…

  • Get DCPC-ready now!

    Get DCPC-ready now!

    24th May 2019

    The deadline to complete training for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) is less than three months away, yet reports have highlighted 75 per cent of drivers still need to complete their mandatory training. Encore Personnel is warning drivers…

  • Hauliers asked for evidence of skills shortage threat

    Hauliers asked for evidence of skills shortage threat

    26th April 2019

    A call for written evidence into the HGV skills shortage that “threatens to bring the industry to a halt” has been launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics. The Group, chaired by Sir Mike Penning…

  • Getting the best out of DCPC renewal

    Getting the best out of DCPC renewal

    26th April 2019

    All HGV drivers will be aware their DCPC needs regular refreshing, but what is the best way to ensure the training is worthwhile and not just a pointless box-ticking exercise? The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) continues to divide…

  • Northern Ireland LGV driver training boost

    Northern Ireland LGV driver training boost

    1st March 2019

    The Henderson Group Training Academy in Northern Ireland reckons it has further improved its LGV driver training programmes and increased efficiency with the help of the RTITB Instructor Academy. The move has enhanced the performance and safety of hundreds of…

  • Truck Driver CPC Training Timebomb

    Truck Driver CPC Training Timebomb

    1st March 2019

    With the second Periodic Training deadline fast approaching for truck drivers needing to re-qualify for their Driver CPC, there are growing concerns over the number of drivers looking to leave enrolment till the last minute. With just months to go…

  • Motorway police make the grade with truck driver training

    Motorway police make the grade with truck driver training

    1st March 2019

    Ryder has announced the company’s Driver Training Academy has successfully trained eight police officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) to assist in obtaining their HGV Class 2 Cat C licence. The officers required a truck licence to bolster…

  • Trucking skills shortage still bites

    Trucking skills shortage still bites

    1st March 2019

    Wages for HGV drivers are increasing faster than inflation, according to a new report from the RHA. However, produced using data supplied by members in a survey during October 2018, the report appears to confirm there is still “a drastic…

  • New FL rigid boosts WTTL training fleet

    New FL rigid boosts WTTL training fleet

    1st February 2019

    Wiltshire Transport Training & Development Ltd (WTTL) of Devizes has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck – an FL 4×2 16-tonne rigid fitted with a box body constructed by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders. The short-wheelbase, 4700 mm chassis is powered…