Are your drivers ready?

Published:  18 September, 2009

UK: The implementation date for the Driver Certification of Professional Development (DCPC) has arrived.

On 10 September existing LGV licenceholders gained their DCPC under acquired rights which will last for five years.

In order to keep their DCPC after 9 September 2014, and continue driving professionally for the next five years following this date, LGV drivers must have completed 35 hours of approved training by this deadline.

This 'approved periodic training' can only be delivered by organisations and training providers that have been approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT).

Periodic training will consist of a minimum of 35 hours, but this may be split into smaller courses of at least seven hours and be taken at any time during the five-year period.

BMF has been working to put together a range of specific courses and these are now available. Contact Sean Kelly on 020 7534 7423 for more information.

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