Driver CPC prosecutions have already started and will continue. MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT
21st July 2014
February 2014 saw the Transport for London’s (TfL) Industrial HGV Task Force (IHTF) successfully prosecute a heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) operator for three separate offences, including lack of Driver’s Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC).
Police officers stopped a HGV driver for Dave Mundy Strip-Out Limited within the IHTF in November 2013 and was found to be working outside of the operators license. This driver later appeared at City of London Magistrates Court on 12th February 2014 and pleaded guilty to three offences:
Using a HGV with no Goods Vehicle Operators License
Using a Permit for driving an HGV with no Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
Using a HGV with no height indicator
The Operator was fined a total of £2,100 and ordered to pay a total of £200 in legal fees.
Dave Mundy Strip-Out Limited is also awaiting another hearing for a breach of nearby weight restrictions in Victoria Station. The driver had failed to take the mandatory driver CPC modules following his test pass in September 2009.
Since the start of the Industrial HGV Task Force since October 2013, have targeted and stopped over 1500 vehicles and over 400 fixed penalty notices issued for a variety of offences.
“This is a great result for our Industrial HGV Task Force who conduct daily coordinated enforcement operations against non-compliant operators, drivers and vehicles. Through these intelligence-led operations we aim to reduce the number of killed or seriously injured incidents on our roads. We hope this prosecution sends a clear message out to non-compliant operators that we will continue to protect and secure our streets and push for the toughest penalties for those caught operating unlawfully” – Steve Burton, TfL’s Director of Enforcement and On-street Operations
The fact that Drivers are already being called up for not having Driver’s CPC just magnifies the fact that this is not going away as we have found most Drivers believe it is.
Trebol Limited supports the Driver CPC course requirement and offers a number of opportunities to add value to your operation. Please get in touch if you are looking for an added value support solution.