No plans to scrap Driver CPC after Brexit
The government has said it has no plans to scrap the Driver CPC after Brexit.
Responding to a question from CM about whether the Driver CPC would be kept, scrapped or amended, a spokesman for the DfT said : “Lorry drivers help keep Britain moving and play a vital role in boosting growth and prosperity
“The Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training can play a significant role in making roads safer and reducing pollution through eco-driving.”
The spokesman added that that the government would be working with the haulage industry to improve the training itself as operators remained best placed to detail what they wanted from it.
“We are looking at promoting the training within the trade and also how parts of the CPC might work more efficiently with National Vocational Qualification courses.”
In a statement the DfT also reminded hauliers that the UK remains a full member of the EU until Brexit “and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force”.
Enterprise opens Maidstone branch
Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has opened a branch near Maidstone, Kent, to support and maintain up to 2,000 CVs. The company will offer small vans through to HGVs at the 1.5-acre site on the 20/20 Industrial Estate, Aylesford, near the M20.
Branch manager Vic Payne and rental supervisor Louise Riley will market the vehicles on a variety of contract lengths. The company plans to commission a new workshop facility at the site, in addition to the existing valet bay.
Enterprise Flex-E-Rent MD Danny Glynn said: “We are delighted to be opening this operation on the outskirts of Maidstone as we believe there are considerable opportunities to extend our services in Kent and support local businesses. This branch will enhance the level of service we can provide to existing customers in north-east Kent and the Medway towns and create jobs.”
The company plans to open a further four branches over the next 12 to 24 months.
This article was published in the 4 August issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?