FTA and RHA form training alliance

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The Freight Transport and Road Haulage Associations are joining forces to deliver CPC training to the UK road transport industry. The European Union’s Driver Training Directive has made it compulsory for drivers to hold a CPC (certificate of professional competence) in addition to the standard drivers licence. The FTA and RHA will work together to establish standard training products and services which will be universally recognised throughout the industry.
Roger King, chief executive of RHA said: “Under the EU Training Directive we face the biggest legislative impact on our industry workforce for 40 years. We felt that a unified approach to training provision would combine the knowledge and expertise of two of the largest training organisations in the industry. It will also allow us to offer a common range of products and ensure consistency in delivery, quality and cost for those with operations across a wide geographical spread.”
The courses will be available to the passenger transport industry from September 2006 and for LGV operations by September 2009.

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