A stark warning has been given by the insurance industry to haulage operators who delay getting both their regular and occasional drivers through the 35 hours CPC training, ahead of the 2014 deadline.
Andy Keane of Brit Insurance suggested that hauliers could risk the viability of their operations if they left all their driver CPC training to the last minute.
On current trends 30% of drivers could remain unaccredited by 2014, which Keane says would have a devastating impact on business if CPC qualified drivers are just not available.
This concern was backed by John Davidge of Cardinus Risk Management who told Insurance Insight, “There will be many small-medium businesses that will be caught out by these forthcoming regulations. A couple of weeks’ ago I did a survey with a lighting firm in Essex that run a mixed fleet of vans, 7.5 tonnes trucks and cars and was shocked to learn that the finance director was totally unaware of the Driver CPC regulations despite the risk that failure to comply will have on the business.
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