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Transport Manager Acquired Rights – Deadline to apply is 20 November 2013

Transport Managers who hold a Grandfather Rights – or GFR – certificate have until 20 November 2013 to apply for their new Acquired Rights certificate. Transport Managers who have passed a Certificate of Professional Competence – CPC - exam do not need to apply for Acquired Rights.

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Clarification of Driver CPC exemptions take effect

Regulations came into effect Wednesday 13 November which clarify the exemptions from the requirement to hold Driver CPC for those who occasionally drive lorries, buses or coaches as part of their work but never carry passengers or goods for hire or reward.

These exemptions apply to around 76,000 people - mainly mechanics, valets and fitters. The driving they do is exempt from Driver CPC as long as all of the following apply:

No goods or passengers are being carried
The vehicle isn’t being used for hire or reward
Driving lorries or buses isn’t the driver’s main job
The vehicle is being used within a 50 kilometre radius of the driver’s base.

There’s also an exemption for drivers of vehicles driving to or from a pre-arranged appointment at a VOSA test centre or Authorised Testing Facility (ATF).

With these regulations now in force VOSA will not pursue or issue fines or penalties to these drivers for Driver CPC infringements.

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