Recent EU Laws in the UK have created a driver shortage
Thousands of British heavy goods vehicle drivers are retiring as the population ages, Too few newly-qualified replacements are being trained up in the UK to take their place. which is leaving a shortage within the industry and food supply chain.
The government has had to take action to try and get lorry drivers who passed their LGV or C1 before september 2009 and no longer in the industry due to the new laws are given an incentive to come back into the haulage industry and gain their drivers Qualification card just by taking Modules 2 & 4 only.
You could have the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) through ‘acquired rights’ if you’re already a professional lorry, bus or coach driver.
This means that because you’ve already been working as a lorry or bus driver, your experience is counted as the same as taking the Driver CPC initial qualification.
You’ll still need to do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver CPC. Call Traindrive 07973 731274 to book your CPC truck driver training or book now using the enquiry form or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who has ‘acquired rights’
You’ll have ‘acquired rights’ if you’re a:
- lorry driver and got your vocational licence (C, C1, C+E and C1+E) before 10 September 2009
- bus or coach driver and got your vocational licence (D, D1, D+E and D1+E) before 10 September 2008 – this includes a restricted vocational licence D(101) issued after 1991 and D1(101) issued before 1997 (though you should by now have completed periodic training)
For more information just visit the government website HERE