Welcome To Truck UK – The Compliance Specialists


Truck UK is an independent provider of industry best practice maintenance 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 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 improving and maintaining high levels of compliance for all of our client companies, while at the same time ensuring that we reduce their overall costs.

Over the last seven and a half 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. 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.

For further information freephone 0800 644 87 87 and ask to speak to Steve Williams, who is the person who will carry out the audit 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: sdw@truckuk.net

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 date is  Friday 6th March 2015.

As we approach the end of 2014 we have four delegate places still 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 first course of 2015 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 additional one-to-one training evenings and weekends will be available throughout February 2015.

The training and examination fees come to a figure of £1050.00 + VAT (£210.00) per delegate, which includes all training costs;  course notes; examination fee’s of £98.80;  refreshments and lunch for the ten days.  The fee’s must be paid to the examining centre, ‘Truck (UK) Limited’ at least thirty days before the course starts.

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? Then, for more no obligation information, or to ensure that you have a place booked provisionally on this course, either e-mail: ocpc@truckuk.net or contact Truck UK by telephone on 01832 274762 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, absolutely free.

Alternatively, if the prospective transport manager does not personally require a driver qualification card (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 (JAUPT approved course number CRS7642/184) 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.

Throughout 2015 ‘open-course’ operator licence awareness courses will be presented in Peterborough, Maidstone and Borehamwood.  The fee per delegate will be £225.00 + VAT.  Dates and venues will be available by the end of December 2015.

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.

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Professional Vocational Category C Drivers –

Approved Driver CPC Periodic Training Courses in 2015

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 at our training centre in Peterborough.

Freephone 0800 644 87 87 for information regarding 2015 available dates, at £75.00 per delegate (including the DVSA registration fee of £8.75 and the VAT element of the fee).

The Driver CPC periodic training courses presently JAUPT approved and 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

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 day course – CRS5793/184  -  £75.00 (including DVSA reg & VAT)

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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 (CRS5793/14) 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: drivercpc@truckuk.net

New Year  2015

From 2015 onwards 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 e-mail: sdw@truckuk.net 

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 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 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.

For further information FREEPHONE 0800 644 87 87

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Truck UK is 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.

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