Analogue Tachograph Training

Analogue Tachograph Training Analogue Tachographs haven’t gone away and are still likely to be around for some time.  Despite their existence for what seems like forever, (Analogue Tachographs were introduced in 1985),  many drivers still have difficulties with...

MANDATORY TESTING FOR ALL MOTORCYCLES

EUROPEAN UNION ANNOUNCES MANDATORY TESTING FOR ALL MOTORCYCLES   If you own a motorcycle more than six years old read this. The European Commission proposes to include all types of powered two wheelers into a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests and calls...
Driver Training in wet weather

Driver Training in wet weather

Being a full licensed holder and a professional fleet driver are two different things.  Several issues have arisen with increasing frequency which highlights the benefits of training in a realistic setting during fleet driver training over the last few weeks....

Driver CPC for Dummiez

I’ve just made a little video series about the Driver CPC Training in Ireland entitled Driver CPC for Dummiez. The first in the series is About the CPC for drivers and hopefully addresses some issues. The short video relates specifically to Irish Drivers. The...

Driver CPC Penalties

Driver CPC Penalties   You must have completed and passed the Driver CPC exam to gain an initial Driver CPC qualification. If you are an were already an existing licence holder for buses before 10th September 2009 or trucks 10th September 2010 you gained what is...
Driver CPC September Deadline approaching

Driver CPC September Deadline approaching

  Every driver of a bus, Mini – bus, large truck or small truck is affected by the driver CPC rules introduced by the European Union known as the “Driver CPC EU Directive (2003/59/EC)”. This legislation means that every professional bus or truck driver must...
Importance of Regular Eye Tests for Drivers

Importance of Regular Eye Tests for Drivers

  New Visual Standards for Driving In December 2010, the Road Safety Authority issued new visual standards for driving. This was widely welcomed by optometrists, eye specialists and other medical practitioners. Learners – Full Licence Holders and those over 70...

Driving Lessons Sponsor

The Sponsor: according to the RSA is the following; A Sponsor supervises the learner driver’s driving practice between lessons; In order to get the maximum benefit from the lessons, the learner driver must do at least three hours of practice in the two week period...

What does the term grey fleet drivers mean

Sometimes the term ‘Grey Fleet’ drivers are spoken about when discussing driving for work matters. But what exactly is a ‘Grey Fleet Driver’? Grey Fleet drivers are that drivers that drive their own vehicles on company related journeys. If you drive your...

Driver CPC Kilkenny – does the order matter?

Driver CPC Modules Driver CPC for professional drivers has been with us now for a while and some drivers are wondering if the order they do the modules in has any relevance? There are 6 modules covering the training requirement Driver CPC Modules: Module 1: Control of...