TRANSPORT and logistics recruitment specialists, Driver Hire, have welcomed the recent government confirmation that, ‘deal or no-deal Brexit’, CPC training is here to stay.

The announcement came in guidance notes issued by the Department for Transport entitled ‘Commercial road haulage in the EU if there’s no Brexit deal’.

The notes state that: ‘The UK will maintain a CPC scheme. This includes both transport manager CPCs and driver CPCs. Little will change in practice regarding how UK drivers can obtain their CPC certification. The government is putting in place a CPC scheme to reflect the fact that we will have left the EU, but we have no immediate plans to change any of the standards that drivers have to meet.’

Commenting on the announcement, David Slack, commercial director, Driver Hire Training, said: ‘Drivers who choose to attend modules on other subjects, for instance First Aid or Customer Service do, we believe, find that it all adds to professionalism and pride in their job. The post Driver CPC course feedback we receive continues to be largely positive with drivers regularly commenting that ‘they’ve learned a lot’. And that’s why we welcome the government announcement.’