100% of TJ drivers complete CPC training


TJ’s entire workforce of drivers have recently completed their Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training, all of them achieving 100% attendance. The training had to be completed in order for TJ Transport to comply with a company-wide refresher deadline.

Lee Downer, TJ’s Fleet Manager and in-house driver trainer, delivered training to 200 drivers over 20 sessions. CPC compliance is compulsory for all lorry drivers, with periodic training required to ensure all drivers have the necessary certification.

There was a deadline of 9 September for all of TJ’s drivers to be up-to-date on their training, so Lee conducted training sessions throughout the year on different days and times to ensure they all had the chance to complete it on time.

The training consisted of a variety of topics including: The traffic commissioner & operator licencing, Vehicle walk round checks and defect reporting, Drivers hours & tachograph legislation, Breakdown reporting & accident procedures, Vulnerable road users, Driver licencing, The various enforcement agencies in the UK, Driver psychology, The highway code, Speeding, Seatbelts, Mobile phone use, Spacial awareness and Penalties.

Lee gained his CPC trainer qualification back in February 2012 and soon after, ensured that TJ Transport were approved as a training centre.This means that all training can be done on-site by Lee rather than drivers having to go off-site and complete separate training programmes elsewhere.

TJ’s Managing Director John Gosling said:

“Lee, on his own, made sure that we were compliant by the deadline. He gave up many Saturdays to ensure that all drivers from all our depots were covered, including new staff who needed to go through the CPC refresher before they could get behind the wheel. We are grateful for Lee’s dedication and industry experience and for delivering such a successful training programme.”

Lee said:

“Our drivers have embraced the courses, fully immersing themselves in regaling their experiences to other team members and generally engaging in the spirit of the scheme. CPC is here to stay and I’m pleased that our drivers understand and agree that there is a serious need for periodic refresher courses and to update their knowledge in this fast-paced and changing environment.”

Last year Lee also oversaw the meticulous accreditation process that resulted in TJ achieving FORS Silver Status. TJ are one of only 1,000 companies in the country to be awarded this highly regarded standard.

Find out more about TJ Transport as a company, driver training and the services offered.