Question: Is Driver CPC Training Classed As Working Time?

Driver CPC training should be treated as working time if the driver is instructed to attend the training as part of their employment.

If, however, a driver organises their own training and attends that training during their rest period or day off, then it is counted as rest like any other voluntary activity.

How many hours Driver CPC do I have?

All your professional drivers – operating a truck, bus, or coach – must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, in order to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

How many hours a week can a lorry driver work?

The answer to this commonly asked question is a HGV driver can have no less than 9 hours’ daily rest within a 24 hour period up to three times in a week. This means a HGV driver can work a maximum of three 15 hour days a week (as long as all other working time rules are met).

What is the minimum weekly rest period?

Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hour rest to make a total of 12 hours daily rest. Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours.

What is Driver CPC training?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

Does Driver CPC training count as working time?

The Working Time Directive states that if a driver is paid by their employer whilst attending training, then the hours would count as working time. Therefore if the driver is being paid whilst attending Periodic Training it would be counted as work.

Can I drive a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?

DVSA warns 7.5-tonne entitlement no longer valid without Driver CPC. DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC.

What is the maximum number of hours you can drive between weekly rest periods?

The rules have a daily limit on driving of 9 hours between daily/weekly rest periods. However, up to twice a week a driver can increase the maximum driving time to 10 hours.

Can you drive more than 11 hours in a 24 hour period?

In a nutshell…it simply states that you cannot “work” more than 14 hours in a 24 hour period…and cannot drive more than 11 hours in a 24 hour period, without taking a 10 hour break.

Does PoA count as rest?

Breaks or Periods of Availability (POA means waiting time while others load or unload your vehicle) do not count as periods of Working Time.

How much does Driver CPC training cost?

You should expect to pay between £190.00 – £275.00 all in (should include tuition, VAT, test fee and use of vehicle). Periodic Driver CPC training requires all professional lorry, bus and coach drivers to complete 35 hours formal training every 5 years.

Can you fail a CPC course?

Periodic training is delivered through courses that you attend over the five-year period for which your current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail. No tests or exams. If you hold a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, you only need to do one set of periodic training.

Do Recovery drivers need CPC?

Driver A is employed by the local fire and rescue service. They can drive its vehicles without needing to have Driver CPC. However, if they work on a casual basis for a PCV or LGV operator, they will probably need Driver CPC when carrying out that work.