Driver CPC deadline passes; FTA voices concern

 The deadline for completing driver CPC has now passed, and as of Wednesday 10 September, drivers with “acquired rights” who have not completed their Driver CPC training may now face fines of up to £1,000. 

Following the passing of the deadline, the FTA has voiced concerns that the road transport industry now faces a driver shortage heading into the Christmas period, and hinted at a more serious long-term recruitment problem.

In a statement, the FTA said that while its members were Driver CPC ready, the timings involved could have a troubling effect on the peak demand for services around the holiday season. According to the FTA, it could mean that temporary drivers – who are frequently hired by operators during the run up to the Christmas period – will be in short supply, with many older drivers choosing to retire rather than complete the Driver CPC.

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