Hauliers all over the country are being encouraged to get "Smart" with Highways England's motorway training!
Drivers may have noticed the construction of ‘smart motorways’ on the UK’s motorway network. This system uses technology to actively manage the flow of traffic. The technology is managed from a regional traffic control centre which monitors traffic carefully and can change signs and speed limits, helping to keep traffic flowing freely. The capacity of the road can also be increased by opening the hard shoulder to traffic.
A course has been designed to provide LGV Drivers with a better understanding of how to use smart motorways safely and efficiently. Training is aimed to improve driving techniques and behaviours when faced with a smart motorway.
This Highways England course also merges into the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, the standard qualification for which all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must complete 35 hours of training every 5 years.
National Trainer Manager at Pertemps Driver Training, Andy Smart said: "It is clear to us that smart motorways are the future in the UK and their use has undoubtedly reduced congestion and improved safety on some of the busiest roads. As an employer of over 7000 drivers nationwide, we are actively working with and supporting Highways England to promote the benefits of smart motorways within the haulage industry."
Pertemps Driver Training, one of the leading training providers have agreed to offer the training. Any Haulage company who wishes book a DCPC Course for their drivers should call/email Pertemps Driver Training: 0800 032 0728 / firstname.lastname@example.org