Driving Force, a division of gap personnel, and Chevron Training have got together in a bid to help drivers across North West England and North Wales complete Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training before the September 2014 deadline.
The cost of CPC training with Chevron for newly-registered drivers is covered by Driving Force, while Chevron refers drivers who are on the lookout for work to the agency.
John Sutcliffe, UK operations manager at Driving Force, said: “There are an estimated 255,000 HGV licence holders in the UK who are yet to complete their CPC training, posing a major staffing headache for distribution and logistics firms. By partnering with Chevron, we hope to solve a problem for both drivers and the industry as a whole.”
Several recent surveys have suggested that many drivers do not intend to complete the training, often because of the cost involved, and are thinking of changing career or retiring.