Welcome To Truck UK – The Compliance Specialists


Truck UK is an independent specialist provider of industry best practice compliance assessments and audits; tachograph records processing and analysis utilising the tachomaster software system; ‘in-house’ 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 compliance.

Our services are available to any size and any type of company that runs vehicles commercially from within the UK.

Truck UK is totally focussed on improving compliance, while reducing costs.

Truck UK provides compliance services that are specifically designed to assist operators with their goods vehicle operator licence obligations and we also provide tailored best practice procedures for commercial users of vans and cars.

To further enhance the package Truck UK can provide businesses with the day to day support of a specialist provider of compliance advice, information and services that they can rely on.

If you believe that our services may be of benefit to you contact us for a confidential, no obligation, discussion or meeting, by ringing on FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87.

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“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/establishment address, where all the relevant records are stored and available, 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 a total of £455.00 + VAT. 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 to cover additional travelling time, but this will always be discussed and agreed with the client before the service contract is entered into.

The fee quoted is the total amount that you will pay for this service. We guarantee that our audit procedure will provide the operator with a worthwhile independent systems check carried out by an informed, experienced and knowledegable auditor.

Our audit report will always increase the overall understanding of the levels of compliance that have been achieved, as well as what, if anything, can be done to improve the position for the future and just as importantly, how this can be achieved.

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 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 within twenty four hours. The e-mail address to use to find out more about the audit service is: sdw@truckuk.net

Operator Licence Awareness Course (OLAC)  -  One Day Course

To assist operators to keep up to date and compliant, we regularly provide a one-day Operator Licence Awareness Course (OLAC) 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 and the structure we provide is particularly popular with operators’ that have entered into an undertaking with the Traffic Commissioner to refresh their knowledge of their operator licence obligations.

If you need to fulfil an undertaking entered into with the traffic commissioner, to either ensure that you are granted an operators’ licence, or after attending a preliminary hearing or following being called up to public inquiry, we can provide the appropriate course and certificates to independently confirm this.

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 by undertaking the training, this can also be provided, at an additional cost of £8.75 (DVSA) per registration.

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 in detail.

The Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage – The Transport Manager CPC

Any limited entity, partnership or sole trader that is authorised to operate goods vehicles for hire or reward must be able to demonstrate that they are competent to hold a standard goods vehicle operator licence.

To do this they must employ a person who can demonstrate continuous and effective management 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 most importantly that they are not just the transport manager in name alone. This is an important position in any operation and it is essential that whoever takes on this position is professionally competent and aware of the responsibility that they have taken on.

Persons are generally considered competent by holding a recognised transport manager qualification. This can be obtained by passing the examination for the OCR Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Haulage. R2 case study examinations are only held four times a year and the next available examination date is this week, 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 – R1 and R2 – to enable them to gain this valuable qualification.

The first of the Truck UK Operator CPC transport manager qualification courses is now taking place and is being presented 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, with a pass rate that is second to none.  

The next transport manager qualification course booked to run and prepare for the R1 and R2 examinations to be held on Friday 12th June 2015 and that course is already fully booked at Truck UK.

However, the course dates for the Friday 4th September 2015 R1 and R2 examinations still have delegate spaces available through Truck UK, with five training days booked to take place from Monday 10th August 2015 through to Friday 14th August 2015 and further training days planned to begin on Tuesday 1st September 2015, leading up to the examinations on Friday 4th September 2015. The intensive training days will take place in Peterborough.

The training  fees for 2015 are fixed for the year at £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 at least seven days before the first day of training on each course.

The delegates examination bookings have to have been completed, submitted and confirmed by OCR at least 21 days before the exam date.

So, if you’re interested in gaining your Transport Manager qualification with Truck UK in 2015 you should contact us on 01832 274762 as soon as possible.

If you are not based within daily travelling distance of the Peterborough training location why not stay in the area during the course? Truck UK can arrange quality accommodation close to the training centre, as part of the overall package. What’s more, if you don’t have transport available during your stay we will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation as required throughout the course.

Interested? For more no obligation information, or to book on the third course of 2015 in August/September 2015, either e-mail training@truckuk.net 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 Transport Manager CPC course includes a 35 hour course of Driver CPC approved periodic training voucher, equivalent  to a cost of £375.00 (including VAT and the DVSA registration fees for undertaking five courses 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.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – One Day course  JAUPT Approved Training Course No: CRS5793/184

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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.

This course can be presented on a date and at a venue of the operators choice, with the maximum number of learners that can attend being set at twelve.

Fee:   £455.00 minimum charge for a maximum of twelve delegates (including the VAT element) and £8.75 DVSA registration per delegate, which breaks down to a per delegate fee of £46.67, if the maximum of twelve delegates attend and register.

To find out more FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87 

Tailored training

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 comes within the syllabus criteria 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 sdw@truckuk.net.

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 to you 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 during 2015 and see what we can do for you?

For further information FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87

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Truck UK is proud to be a member of the Freight Transport Association – FTA (member number 204096) and we support the policies of the Road Haulage Association (RHA). We recommend that all our clients who operate vehicles specified on a goods vehicle licence 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 domestically based goods vehicle operator. Domestic and European government recognise both the FTA and the RHA as representing the UK haulier. So, if you want your voice heard you must be prepared to support the associations that work on our behalf.

For further information on any of our services contact us on FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87