Only 24 per cent of drivers have completed the full 35 hours CPC training required by 2019, a survey by Fleet Source has found.
49 per cent of drivers are still at least 14 hours short.
“Commercial drivers are required to do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC),” said Nick Caesari, managing director at Fleet Source. ‟Driver CPC is the standard applied to initial driver training and career-long continuing education. If drivers fail to complete their 35 hours CPC training and they are driving professionally, then they can be fined up to £1,000,” Caesari continued.