Driver Shortage Fears Growing For The Haulage Industry Modest Money5 Comments

Haulage firms and driver agencies across the country have raised fears that there could be driver shortages due to new driver training requirements.

New law requirements mean that drivers will need to undergo additional training to be able to continue to drive any vehicle that weighs over 3.5 tonnes. The problem is that either drivers do not know of the deadline or are completely ignoring it.

There has been a shortage of awareness for the soon to hit 10th of September deadline for each HGV operator to pass the training to be accredited with the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. This DCPC training course requires each driver to undergo 35 hours of intense training before they can get their Driver Qualification Card that allows them to drive vehicles that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes.

Just a Few Weeks Left

It has been made apparent that with just a few weeks left for drivers to take the training course, there are close to 100,000 drivers that are yet to have done so. This is despite CPC training centres reporting that they have had the space to accept more drivers and that each course is never full.

Many believe that it is…

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