Tunbridge Wells, Kent (June 28, 2013) – Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging professional drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles to complete their Certificate of Professional Competence or the CPC driver training before September 10. This way, they can avoid the legal consequences of illegal driving, such as being fined as much as £1,000.00.
EU Directive 2003/59 requires all drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with nine seats and more to secure a CPC. It also mandates them to undergo periodic training every five years to keep their certificate. To this end, FTA offers a comprehensive training programme that can aid drivers in finishing their mandatory 35 hours of approved training before this year’s deadline.
FTA takes delegates through modules on Drivers’ Hours, Working Time, and Record Keeping, where they will be trained in understanding their responsibilities and working with analogue and digital equipment, among other things. The company also offers modules on Vehicle Safety and Driving Values, Road Legal, Safety First, and Operator Licence Awareness. They use an interactive voting system throughout the courses to improve student participation.
Professional drivers interested in FTA’s programme can attend training on the premises of their respective companies, or join courses held at public courses. They can also become an FTA member to take advantage of cost savings on the training fee.
Operating from multiple locations in the United Kingdom, FTA is recognised as an industry leader in providing safe, sustainable, and efficient logistic solutions. They specialise in a wide range of services including vehicle inspection, tachograph, CPC qualification and training, and consultancy.
Interested parties can visit www.FTA.co.uk for more information.
About Freight Transport Association
Recognised to be one of the UK’s largest trade associations, FTA has been representing the interests of the transport industry since 1889. A part of their proceeds goes to Transaid, an international charity that aims to make transportation in developing countries safer, as well as more affordable and effective.
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