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new-system-pics-195A unique Driver CPC Consortium has been launched with the aim of improving training standards across the UK Logistics industry.

The initiative is targeted at helping with the implementation of the new Driver CPC legislation within logistics businesses.

Over 20 of the logistics sector’s leading names have already signed up including: Bibby Distribution, Tesco, MAN Trucks, Bulmers Transport, TM Logistics and Home Delivery Network.

Led by System Training, the consortium has been developed to facilitate the cost effective, seamless in-house delivery of the statutory periodic driver training that forms the basis of the Driver CPC for both LGV and PCV Drivers. An extensive range of training programmes and development solutions are available and are designed to improve business performance and profitability. Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, reduced number of accidents, lower maintenance costs and insurance premiums, as well as increased utilisation, improved staff morale and retention.

Members of the Consortium will work with a highly experienced, dedicated team of training experts, who will assist in the development and implementation of an effective Driver CPC programme within their business. Membership is backed up by a full provision of ‘Train the Trainer’ support required for each company’s own instructors.

Membership of the System Driver CPC Consortium provides organisations with the flexibility of accessing a wide variety of training materials without the administrative and financial burden of registering centres and courses with JAUPT.

The Consortium has been specially developed for medium and large-scale transport and logistics operations and major retail businesses operating their own transport fleets that have, or wish to develop, an in-house training capability. Typically these businesses will employ in excess of 50 drivers.

Smaller businesses and individual owner drivers will normally benefit most from Driver CPC training delivered directly by System Training’s expert staff, either on the regular Driver CPC training courses, provided at one of System’s network of UK facilities, on site in its fully-equipped mobile classroom, or on the client’s premises.

Other regional logistics training providers can also benefit by accessing the quality assured, JAUPT approved training courses developed by System Training. This package includes training material, Centre and Course approval, driver certification, administration services and quality procedures.

Companies wishing to register an interest in joining the consortium should contact System Training on 01228 574000.

Robin Brown, Chief Executive of System Training, said: “We have worked hard with our customers in the past to deliver workforce solutions which make a real difference and now, with the launch of our Driver CPC Consortium, we are taking that a step further. The Consortium offers businesses a simple solution and through our delivery of driver training, System can make a substantial difference to their operating costs and ultimately make the business more profitable. We are committed to forming solid partnerships with our clients to ensure greater operating efficiency and removing wastage from both their business and the transport industry as a whole.”

Iain Speak, Bibby Distribution CEO, said: “Our partnership with System Training has been extremely beneficial, and I believe the Driver CPC Consortium further enhances that partnership. What sets System Training apart from other training providers is that they consider each client’s specific requirement and focus on providing a training solution that delivers tangible financial value and operational gain to the business, adding to our profitability. The content and delivery is of the highest quality and really cuts down on the amount of time and money we spend on administration, enabling Bibby Distribution to concentrate on providing a quality service to its clients.”

Alex Laffey, Tesco Transport Director, said: “System Training’s consortium model delivers a good solution for Tesco as a company. As well as allowing us to provide high-quality training for our drivers, System Training really goes that extra mile to ensure we make full use of the training delivered for the maximum operational benefit. At Tesco, we are aiming to provide the best training to our drivers so that we can reduce our impact on the roads and environment.”

Further information on System Training and their training and workforce development solutions available from Stephanie Norman, tel: 01228 574024,

email: Stephanie.norman@system-training.com

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