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Scrap Drivers Certificate Professional Competence (DCPC) to ease driver shortage

Submitted by Andrew Watson on Thursday 8th July 2021

Published on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 13th January 2022

Current Signatures: 5,996
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Scrap Drivers Certificate Professional Competence (DCPC) to ease driver shortage

Petition Details

Government and the Department for transport need to remove the requirement for a driver to hold a DCPC also known as drivers certificate of professional competence, this has been required since 2009.

Additional Information

The RHA and FTA I’ve been asking the government to help the haulage industry with the driver shortage, scrapping the CPC requirement will enable LGV license holders to return to driving who currently cannot do so due to not having a DCPC, The scheme never fulfilled the promises made when it was introduced and has exacerbated the driver shortage to the point that the economy will suffer, it’s time now to rethink this poorly thought out legislation that caused a large exodus of drivers.


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