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Lorry driver CPC

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The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for lorry drivers came into operation from 10th september 2009. The new qualification involves a practical test to demonstrate vehicle safety knowledge and security as well as a new theory test, which involves case studies to check drivers understanding.
    Current drivers do not need to complete a CPC but ALL drivers from september will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to stay in the industry. The qualification has been developed to raise and maintain the standards of lorry, bus and coach drivers.
As a personal view, we can only hope that this principle will one day be applied to drivers of cars and motorbikes as well.