From a number of the large, representative bodies, there was general agreement with the definitions of rural. CTA considered that the phrase “personal use” should not have been used in the past to determine whether or not an exemption should apply, as they felt interpreting the wording as the phrase “carriage of passengers for personal use” was questionable. Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. The government has decided that a maximum radius should not be set out in UK law with this exemption. FTA expressed concern that the consultation coincided with restrictions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, which had prevented them from consulting with stakeholders in the usual way. So yes we need to have the Driver, ‘I believe both measures should be adopted, however, in the interests of this document and the need to choose, I would suggest extra and ongoing trading would probably help in road safety more.’. Entries now open for FTA’s Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme Award 2020, Freeport vision could unlock trade opportunities but plans need clarity, says FTA, HGV testing exemptions will help keep the economy moving, Logistics UK response to the government’s road allocation plans, Statement from FTA: Border announcements are helpful, now get the deal done, Stop taxing to help us start training, says FTA, Testing plans need a resilient solution to support economic growth, says FTA, Keeps you informed of the latest industry developments. We use some essential cookies to make this website work. Find out more:, Our member briefing programme series has begun with briefings taking place virtually. SMMT suggested tachograph records as the best solution without adding an administrative burden. The definition in drivers hours guidance offers a clarification which would seem to apply here. Transport Museum Wythall felt, along with similar representative bodies, that driving and maintaining historic vehicles required different skills compared with modern vehicles, with their high dependency on technological systems. We have looked at this issue closely and we feel that it would benefit the clarification of the exemption, for those who are likely to use it, to remove the “personal use” condition. After taking all views into account the government has decided to retain our current arrangements which are intended to facilitate the movement of an empty vehicle between maintenance sites for purposes such as cleaning, refuelling or in preparation to be put into service. 125 responses were received to this question with 83 agreeing with our proposal. We also use cookies set by other sites to help us deliver content from their services. NFU agreed to the amendments to the Directive. Ministers would like to thank everyone who contributed to this consultation. Bus users felt this would avoid passengers being stranded and, if this was not possible, supported the driver showing his licence at a police station within 7 days. We are pleased with the strong level of support for the change in the definition of “non-commercial” to remove “personal use” and the inclusion of practical examples. Question 17. ALBUM believed this to be a proportionate approach. They suggest these drivers having an exemption from the PSV Driver CPC as this syllabus does not accurately reflect the operation of these vehicles. Pleadings under CPC are considered to be the main spine of every civil suit that is filed. Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is the general procedural law of India and below are the amendments made to this law over the period. They considered it important to ensure that the same 7 hour training module could not be completed 5 times to meet the 35 limit. CPC Amendments [1] Omitted by Act No. Clarification is certainly needed in cases where driving isn’t their first job and only very rare’. If not how should a rural area be defined and why? This is a bad and ridiculous idea. Question 1. Amendments to … Some of the larger organisations considered that this information was already recorded to a large extent. They recommended including this issue in a review in 2023. NFU(S) were in favour provided there were sufficient safeguards regarding drivers’ identity with clear guidelines. On December 1, 2020, the TSX Venture Exchange (the TSXV) announced changes (the Amendments) to its Capital Pool Company (CPC) program, to become effective January 1, 2021. NFU felt that driving by farming undertakings would be incidental in nature and the 30% limit of driving time would have the effect of limiting the distances travelled. 150 responses were made to this question with respondents stating distances from 5 miles to 300 miles. SMMT felt that the length of holding a licence was the better option, which was consistent with motorcycle licensing. The directive will be implemented as soon as possible. Javed Aziz Khan . RECENT AMENDMENTS IN CPC. Bylaw for the Recognition of Conservative Campus Organizations . The card is a good system that works well as a reminder to the driver, enforcers and companies to check records.’. FTA welcomes Driver CPC amendments that recognise that every driver is different, Commission’s report downplays freight’s lifeline for Wales, says FTA. Of those who agreed amongst the comments were ‘Yes I think that amendments to Annex 1 are correct.’ And ‘yes, better auditing of what is being delivered should be made compulsory, there is too much old information still being pumped out by some of the Driver CPC training providers.’ Of those who disagreed one stated, ‘I disagree with the allowance of 12 hours of e-learning to count towards the total of 35 hours of Periodic Training.’. A number of the larger representative bodies were in favour of the change, which would provide clarification of the position. The larger organisations suggested various periods. CTA had no particular views but noted that the physical driver card is useful for verifying identity and any roll out of electronic record must be linked to a driving licence check for enforcement officers and other agencies, such as employers, trainers and Employment Agencies. Question 5. Deadline approaching for FTA Logistics Awards 2020 - don't miss out! Whilst they did not support the wholesale mirroring of exemptions, it was sensible for exemptions affecting the same driver population to match. The following corrections or amendments were approved by the Joint Editorial Board (JEB) after publication of the respective projects. It would be necessary to retain a requirement to prove compliance through Driver CPC or Code 95 for non-UK drivers. Stages of Litigation Corresponding Amendments made by the Act of 2002. FTA, the business group representing the logistics industry, has reacted positively to the changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) by government, brought in yesterday (22 July 2020). Bus users felt there needed to be a consistent approach and commonality of regulation for all types of vehicles made heavier due to technology. FTA considered that, as this issue had a bearing on section 19 and 22 holders, an assessment should be made quickly and examples given. Do you agree that we should retain our current arrangements and not change the UK law? The new definition would add clarity and remove uncertainty. 135 responses were received to this question with 97 agreeing. This issue was well understood across the industry. The overall reaction to most of our proposals was positive. On the 8th of March the bri…, © Copyright 2008-2021 Logistics UK (a trading name of FTA), Logistics UK is a trading name of Freight Transport Association Limited, Registered Office - Hermes House, St John’s Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9UZ, To give you the best experience, our website uses cookies. following amendments to it by Directive (EU) 2018/645 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 April 2018, it is necessary to amend the 2007 Regulations. Last Updated 4th March, 2020 [act379] ... and all necessary amendments shall be made for the purpose of determining the real question or issue raised by or depending on such proceeding. Under current arrangements, training providers have scope to submit minor corrections and updates during the lifetime of the course approval, and approval can be withdrawn if it is no longer up to date. Following your views we are making changes, which include: “This is the biggest change in delivery of Driver CPC since its inception in 2008,” continues Firth. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice had cleared the CPC Amendment Bill, 2019 on August 22 last year. They stressed the need for support for trainers during the transition and that remote trainers should not be disadvantaged, expressing concern about e-learning for communities with poor broadband; it was important there were alternatives. 133 responses were made with 93 agreeing with this approach but this and other questions about alternatively fuelled vehicles seemed to cause some confusion, many people appeared to be unsure what we were asking about and not indicating agreement or disagreement and commenting that ‘the type of fuel does not alter the safety aspect of heavy vehicles.’ And ‘No this is why they have already passed heavy goods test.’, Of those that agreed one stated ‘Yes, being able to drive a car does not necessarily give the driver the ability to safely drive larger vehicles.’. Question 8. Question 2. However, as advised in the previous point, the government has decided that a maximum radius should not be set. Do you mean before they can start to drive (provisionally) a heavier vehicle?’, ‘Yes. “We will see how the training industry takes the option up, but we are pleased to see DVSA is looking for new ways of allowing delivery within the constraints of the Directive. If so, what do you consider this radius should be? ALBUM considered it perverse that a driver had to carry and produce the DQC but not the driving licence. 2. CPT and SMMT also agreed with the proposal. Where the training is undertaken in another recognised training scheme and not specifically accredited as Driver CPC training (for example ADR), submission of a recognised certificate of completion would be allowed to stand for a set number of Driver CPC periodic training hours (this should not prevent an ADR course counting towards Driver CPC when uploaded). ALBUM felt the changes would improve clarity, flexibility and consistency. CTA considered that the current arrangements were working satisfactorily, they were unaware of significant issues affecting the community transport sector and that domestic legislation was broadly in line the Directive. On 18 March 2020, DfT and DVSA published an online consultation on amendments to Driver CPC, which ran until 29 April 2020. I do not believe anyone should drive a vehicle more than their licence permits.’, ‘As in previous questions this looks a nonsense proposal! Hon'ble Revenue Minister … This should apply across Great Britain and Northern Ireland and follow consultation with operators. 144 responses responded to this question with 82 being in favour. They considered that any investigations or enforcement activity against drivers who may have been in breach of this requirement should be suspended. ‘No - for example, consider a mechanic, having taken a replacement vehicle out and returning with a repaired vehicle. The Registration (Punjab Amendment) Act. The comments raised about the type of roads to be included are, however, helpful. There should be clear guidelines and drivers should have a choice of trainer. This consultation set out proposals to … ALBUM, whilst acknowledging they were not expert in what constituted a rural area, noted that up to 10,000 population criteria were used by other government departments and for consistency suggested it was left in its current form. 129 responses were made to this question. Question 3. These proposed changes were additional to those made by EU Directive 2018/645. I) PRE-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS (a) Institution of plaint, along with documents relied on. Of those who agreed one stated ‘Yes, consideration should be given to including the information on the tachograph card and including the license information on the same card, such that a professional driver is required to carry only a single card.’, Of those who disagreed one stated ‘No. This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. Is either measure preferable, and if so why? CTA felt that it was premature to publish worked examples until guidance following a judicial review in 2019 was issued. 150 responses were received to this question with 68 being in favour. JAK. They considered that vehicles would need to be tested loaded, and returning to the original domestic legislation would not allow this and to retain the current exemption for maintenance personnel. Tuesday 28 July 2020. DVSA is due to carry out a post implementation review of the Driver CPC regulations in 2021 and this approach will be subject to further review then. 137 responses were received to this question with 107 agreeing with our proposal. A number of the larger organisations were in favour, provided there were safeguards. FTA felt that the changes mostly constituted clarifications. A number of large organisations commented on this proposal. The regulation permits an empty C, C1, D and D1 vehicle to be driven within 100km radius of the driver’s base, providing the vehicle is being driven by a person whose principal activity is not driving these vehicles. To view this licence, visit or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: Some would expect reciprocal recognition of UK Driver CPC in Switzerland and for the standards to be of an equal standard to that awarded in the UK. Question 7. Consequently, we will not mandate any new requirements or a specific format to record working time for the purposes of demonstrating compliance with this exemption. They felt that the requirement to carry a DQC comes from the GB regulations and not the EU Directive and pre-dates significant use of electronic records available to DVSA officers at the roadside. Bus users proposed 5 years. We recognise that requiring new record keeping process may introduce unnecessary burdens on businesses, and that small businesses are particularly likely to make use of the exemptions that apply where driving is not a principle activity. ALBUM did not object, as long as course content was still relevant and current; some courses may only be relevant for one year but there should be nothing to stop courses having a longer validity. FBHVC felt that this issue affected vehicle classification, for example, where it was “historic” and, for bus museums, the legal regulation of travel services provided. One person who disagreed stated ‘I completely disagree with allowing exemption in rural areas. Bureau Report Published January 30, 2020 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor has promulgated an ordinance for deferring till April 15 the enforcement of recently made amendments … The flexibility to run a Driver CPC course over 2 days was welcome as it more easily fitted around driving schedules and would reduce costs. SMMT were opposed; the training did not actually involve driving a vehicle in the laden condition. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and John Lewis supported the continued use for the existing exemption for the movement of empty vehicles. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. Do you think we should set a maximum radius that a driver can travel from the base of the business site when we incorporate this exemption into UK law? If so what time period do you consider should be adopted? 192 responses were received to the online consultation, along with 26 other submissions, including from road haulage and public transport associations, road safety bodies, vocational driver training associations, vehicle manufacturers and other road transport professionals. CTA proposed 2, but no more than to 3, years, NFU(S) 3 years and ALBUM up to 3 years as long as the course was still relevant. As e-learning does not constitute large swathes of a Driver CPC course, and there should be little risk of any driver accruing as much as 12 hours of e-learning across 35 hours, there should be no need for any new registration process for e-learning courses. SMMT were in favour of this option. Would practical examples clarifying whether Driver CPC is needed in certain circumstances under the amended exemption help in understanding the law? ALBUM supported this suggestion, believing it to be a proportionate way to ensure road safety. 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