Welcome To Truck UK – The Compliance Specialists
Truck UK is an independent provider of industry best practice compliance assessments and audits; tachograph records processing and analysis; goods vehicle operator driver and management training and a whole host of other services and supplies, designed to assist and/or improve goods vehicle operator licence compliance. Our services are available to any size and any type of company that runs commercial vehicles from within the UK.
Truck UK is totally focussed on working with our clients to, where required, improve and then maintain high levels of compliance. All our services are focussed on improving compliance, while reducing costs.
Over the last eight years Truck UK has built up a package of services specifically designed to fulfil the needs of operators who need the day to day support of a specialist provider of compliance advice, information and services that they can rely on.
“improving compliance ………… while reducing costs”
Independent Maintenance Systems, Maintenance Documentation and Vehicle Inspection Audits
We provide a comprehensive maintenance systems, maintenance documentation and vehicle inspection audit, accepted as satisfactory and suitable to fulfil an undertaking entered into with the Traffic Commissioner’s. If the client company has one central administration address where all the relevant records are stored and no more than one in-house or third party maintenance provider needs to be checked, this service normally takes approximately one day on-site and approximately another half a day off-site producing the written report and in such circumstances the fee would be £455.00 + VAT. The quoted fee is the total amount that you will pay for an audit to be carried out anywhere within the UK and we guarantee it will be a worthwhile document that will increase your overall understanding of your levels of compliance. When a client has multiple operating centres that need to be visited and records are not centrally located a further nominal fee may be charged for additional travelling, but this will always be notified to the client before any contract is agreed.
Compliance Assessments – Independent and Confidential
Should you feel that your operation would benefit from a confidential and independent overview of your existing practice and procedures, but that a full maintenance audit is not what you are looking for, we can also provide a half-day compliance assessment visit, which requires the client to have available to the auditor a pre-agreed set of documentation to be checked through on-site and then a one-to-one meeting between the auditor and the transport manager/responsible person when a range of questions will be asked and the answers collated. Once the above has been completed the client will receive a verbal compliance assessment on-site, together with any recommendations that the auditor believes may assist the operator in their future plans. The cost of this service largely depends on the size of the specified fleet; the number of operating centres and the location of the above.
For further information freephone 0800 644 87 87 and ask to speak to Steve Williams, who is the person who will normally carry out audits and assessments and will be your point of contact throughout the process, should you decide to take up our service.
Or, you can e-mail Steve at the address below and leave your contact details (contact name; company name and basic information on why you need the audit) and he will contact you with further information by return e-mail. The e-mail address to use to find out more about the audit service is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage – The Transport Manager CPC
Any company, partnership or sole trader that is authorised to operate goods vehicles for hire and reward must be able to demonstrate that they are competent to hold a standard licence.
To do this they must employ a person who can demonstrate continuous and effective control of their transport, whether that be on a full time internal basis, or as an external qualified person who has entered into a contract of service clearly stating that they are responsible for the transport and not transport manager in name only. This is an important role and it is essential that whoever takes on this position is professionally competent.
Persons are generally considered competent by passing the examination for the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Haulage. Case study examinations are only held four times a year and the next available examination date is Friday 6th March 2015. Truck UK provides specialist training to a maximum of eight prospective transport managers on Operator CPC courses four times each year, so that they can sit and pass the two examinations, to enable them to gain this valuable qualification.
We still have one delegate place available for the first of the Operator CPC transport manager qualification courses planned for 2015, to be presented in Peterborough by Jeff Marsh, of CJM Transport Training & Consultancy and previously Head of Training at the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). Jeff has an enviable reputation as a top quality and experienced trainer and the pass rates he achieves are second to none.
This course will run for 9 weekdays, with a five day session between Monday 9th February 2015 through to Friday 13th February 2015, then four more days of training starting on Monday 2nd March 2015 through to Thursday 5th March 2015, with the examinations taking place on Friday 6th March 2015. Should anyone who attends feel that they would like some one-to-one training at evenings and/or at the weekends that will be available to them throughout February 2015, at no additional cost.
The training fees are £850.00 + VAT (£170.00) per delegate, plus the OCR examination fee’s of £98.80, coming to a total of £1,118.80. The fee’s must be paid to Truck (UK) Limited by the first day of training – Monday 9th February 2015. We need to ensure that all delegates examination bookings have been completed and submitted to OCR by Monday 13th February 2015 at the very latest, so if you are considering sitting the courses and taking the exams you need to act now!
If you are not based within a reasonable distance of Peterborough why not stay in the area during the course? We can arrange quality accommodation close to the training centre as part of the overall package. If you don’t have transport available we will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation as required.
Interested? For more no obligation information, or to ensure that you book that last available place on the first course of 2015, either e-mail email@example.com or contact FREEPHONE (from a landline) on 0800 644 87 87 as soon as possible.
ADDED BONUS – FREE 35 hours of Driver CPC approved periodic training
As an added bonus the above fee for the 9 day Transport Manager CPC course includes a 35 hour course of Driver CPC approved periodic training voucher, normally costing £375.00 (including VAT and the DVSA registration fees of £43.75).
So, if the prospective transport manager who attends the above course is also the holder of a HGV licence they will be able to attend five days of Driver CPC over the next five years and gain their Driver Qualification Card (DQC), absolutely free.
Alternatively, if the prospective transport manager does not personally require a DQC they can use the Driver CPC five day voucher for someone else within their organisation who does.
Goods Vehicle Operators – One Day Operator Licence Awareness Courses (OLAC)
To assist operators to keep up to date and compliant, we regularly provide a one-day Operator Licence Awareness Course that can be presented ‘in-company’ to up to five of the operator’s staff for a single fee of £455.00 + VAT (this is a single fee covering one days attendance for up to five delegates, potentially breaking down to a fee per delegate of only £91.00 + VAT!), on a date and at a venue to suit the operator. This course has proved particularly popular with operators’ that have entered into an undertaking with the Traffic Commissioner to refresh their knowledge of their operator licence obligations.
What’s more, this course is JAUPT approved (CRS7642/184) as a 7 hour Driver CPC periodic training session, so should any attendee hold a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and require DVSA registration, this can also be provided, at an additional cost of £8.75 (DVSA) per registration.
Throughout 2015 we will be presenting occasional ‘open-course’ Operator Licence Awareness Courses in various locations and the per delegate fee is £225.00 + VAT (£45.00).
At this time we have the following course dates confirmed:
OLAC - Saturday 28th February 2014 - Peterborough 08.30 till 1630 (refreshments and lunch included)
OLAC - Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Peterborough 08.30 till 16.30 (refreshments and lunch included)
Transport Managers – Two Day Transport Manager Refresher Courses
We work closely with specified transport managers who have been nominated on standard licences and also with persons with responsibility for continuous and effective management of the transport of an authorised restricted licence. An increasingly popular in-house course/workshop that we provide is the two-day Transport Manager Refresher Course/Workshop, at a venue supplied by the client for up to five delegates (for a single fee of £765.00 + VAT covering two days attendance for up to five delegates). Attendance on this course is suitable to fulfil an undertaking entered into with the Traffic Commissioner at a preliminary hearing or at Public Inquiry.
The course covers all the topics within the one-day Operator Licence Awareness Course in even greater detail and then time is spent working through every aspect of the responsibilities and obligations of managing a goods vehicle operator licence.
Approved Driver CPC Periodic Training Courses in 2015
Professional Vocational Category C Drivers – Mandatory Training
We are a JAUPT approved Driver CPC training centre (number AC00184), with a range of approved periodic training courses available, including a six part ‘mix and match’ professional drivers modular course (JAUPT approved course CRS7640/184).
Training is normally delivered ‘in-house’ to client companies, although we will be presenting at least one ’open to everyone’ course per month throughout 2015, from one of our training centres in the Peterborough area.
The Driver CPC JAUPT approved periodic training courses presently available are:
The Professional Driver Modular Course - CRS7640/184 (choose 2 of the half day courses from the 6 below)
- Module 1 Drivers’ Hours & Record Keeping
- Module 2 Understanding and working with the digital tachograph
- Module 3 Vehicle maintenance checks for professional drivers
- Module 4 Safe & secure loading
- Module 5 Economic & efficient driving
- Module 6 Site awareness and personal protective equipment
Fee: £75.00 per delegate, which includes the VAT element of the training fee and the £8.75 DVSA registration
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 day course – CRS5793/184
PLEASE NOTE: £85.00 per delegate (including DVSA reg & VAT)
Fenland First Aid provide a one-day emergency first aid at work (EFAW) course on behalf of Truck UK that is JAUPT approved (CRS5793/184) and presented by Deborah Slator, recognised as one of the top first aid trainers in the country. Learners not only gain DVSA registration against their Driver CPC periodic training requirements when they attend this course, but they also receive a first aider certificate valid for three years. This is a course that provides life skills that are invaluable.The maximum number of learners that can attend this course is twelve, whereas all our other approved courses can be presented to twenty delegates.To find out more FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
When we renew our Driver CPC course approvals in April 2015 we will be providing additional driver and management/supervisor courses, including fork lift truck induction and refresher training (counterbalance; reach; telehoist; lorry mounted); workshop administration training; HGV speed awareness; fire and crash awareness; manual handling and dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA). To be updated on our range of courses please e-mail: email@example.com
Available to all ‘Open course’ Driver CPC presentations in 2015
The ‘open course’ presentations planned to take place in the Peterborough area (exact locations to be confirmed at time of booking) throughout the rest of 2015 are:
Monday 9th February – Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Monday 9th March – Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Saturday 21st March - Vehicle Maintenance Standards / Safe and secure loading (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 18th April – Drivers hrs & record keeping / understanding, working the digitacho (£75.00 per delegate)
Monday 27th April - Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Monday 11th May – Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Saturday 30th May – Vehicle maintenance checks / Safe and secure loading (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 27th June – Speed awareness / ‘Crash’ incident & accident awareness (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 11th July – Economic & efficient driving / Site awareness (£75.00 per delegate)
Monday 13th July – Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Saturday 8th August – Emergency First Aid at Work (£85.00 per delegate)
Saturday 19th Sept – Drivers hrs & record keeping / understanding,working with digitacho (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 10th October – Maintenance standards/safe & secure loading (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 31st October – Speed awareness / ‘Crash’ incident & accident awareness (£75.00 per delegate)
Saturday 12th December – Economic & Efficient Driving/Site Awareness (£75.00 per delegate)
Tuesday 29th December – Drivers hrs & record keeping / maintenance standards (£75.00 per delegate)
Wednesday 30th December – Speed awareness / ‘Crash’ incident & accident awareness (£75.00 per delegate)
FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87 from a landline telephone. If you are ringing from a mobile the 0800 will not be free and we would recommend you telephone 01832 274762 instead.
Should your operation be such that a specially tailored training course would be of benefit to you we would be keen to hear from you. We are happy to design, produce and submit for JAUPT approval any course that may both assist a particular client and also enable us to offer that course to others that work in the same field. Contact Steve Williams to arrange a no obligation meeting, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner providers Truck UK is a totally independent service provider organisation that only employs specialist and experienced staff who know the industry that they are involved in. When clients require expertise that Truck UK does not possess we source other top quality organisations who we continuously monitor and audit, thereby acting as guarantors for their services.
We believe that our best practice approach of only providing quality services that can be trusted is the reason we have been able to build up our retained client base year on year.
Why not get in touch in 2015 and see what we can do for you?
For further information FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87
Truck UK is proud to be a member of the Freight Transport Association (member number 204096) and we recommend that all our clients consider joining at least one of the two leading trade associations, to ensure that their voice is heard, with regard to the rules and regulations that relate to the road haulage sector. Domestic and European government recognise both the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) as representing the UK haulier. So, if you want your voice heard you must be prepared to support the associations that work on your behalf.