Government to review Driver CPC

The government has announced a sweeping review of the Driver CPC to ease the current labour shortage and encourage more people to return to the profession.

The move comes after lobbying from industry bodies to extend the validity of any qualification expiring this year to retain drivers who may otherwise be tempted to retire or find alternative work.

Drivers currently need to undergo five days of periodic training every five years to ensure they remain fully qualified to drive heavy goods vehicles professionally. The training is an EU initiative and is compulsory within Driver CPC regime.

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