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Hauliers urged to ‘get Smart’ on motorway driving

4 May 2018

Story from Driving for Better Business.

Haulage companies across the UK are being urged to enrol their drivers on to a smart motorway driving course offered by Highways England.

Aimed at commercial and haulage drivers, the eight-hour, single-day training session has been designed by Highways England in conjunction with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to provide practical, relevant training to drivers who travel on smart motorways.

Covering the past, present and future of smart motorways, the different signals on the network, driver behaviour and the role of traffic officers, a key aspect of the course is that it now integrates into the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC), the standard qualification for which all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must complete 35 hours of training every five years.

Senior partnership manager at Highways England, Wayne Carey, said, “Hauliers are among the most frequent users of smart motorways so we want to ensure we are providing as much support as we can to ensure those journeys are as safe as possible.

“Smart motorways reduce congestion, improve journey time reliability and add much needed capacity to some of the most congested sections of motorway and we are delighted with the take up to date of this course.

“We urge any haulier who wants to sharpen up their skills to sign up.”

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