At Twinway we always get asked many questions about our training and life beyond our courses. we have detailed some real life questions below to hopefully help all future pupils.
Q1. Do you support getting people into work after training. Some offer this to get a job with companies. If so, how do you go about this.
A1. We have been in the haulage industry over 40 years and driver training for 28 years so we have excellent links with local hauliers who take on newly qualified drivers and are able to advise on any driver jobs that are available. we also post regularly on fb with any current vacancies.
Q2. Keeping track of hours feels like a challenge in itself without knowing how it works. How do drivers keep track to stay within the rules.
A2. As a driving training provider we are exempt from drivers hours and tachos but once in the industry this does apply. the company you work for may provide some inductory training on this and you will also have revised this area for your drivers cpc tests. Here at Twinway though we do offer a very detailed beginners 2 hour digicard training course on this subject that has proved very popular with new qualified drivers or drivers needing a refresher.
Q3. What are the driver responsibilities around things like bulbs, do I need to change them and if so do you typically get given spares. Also the same for straps, hi-vis, helmet. Do these get provided by a company or expected to buy myself?
A3. During training we take care of the truck for repairs etc and do give you an insight into this for future reference. all our vehicles are road worth and up to dvsa and vosa standards. once in the industry it is a drivers responsibility to perform your daily checks and report any defects to the appropriate person within the company. you may be asked to replace bulbs and do small jobs there and then but any other repairs will be rectified by the company workshop. the company must provide the driver with correct PPE/hi vis needed for the job.
Q4. What do you do in a minor accident where by you scuff a parked car and knowone is around.
A4. if involved in a minor incident during driver training Twinway deal with that as we have policies and insurance in place. in the industry you will be provided with your companies policy on this and what to do in these circumstances, which would usually include taking the third party details, photographs etc and reporting it to your transport manager.
Q5. Do you train many real life driving and situations?
A5. our training is very detailed and on a 1-1 basis, this way we can tailor the course to your needs. we will show you what you need to do to pass your test as well as providing you with improved driving skills and knowledge needed for a future within the transport industry.
Q6. How long is your training typically?
A6.the training we offer consists of 18 hours 1-1 training followed by your test. this can be done over a five day block booking or weekly lessons leading up to a test. we are very flexible and work round the pupils circumstances at the time.
Q7. Does your company you work for typically put you though CPC when it runs out or are you expected to arrange and pay for this yourself?A7. here at Twinway we offer the driver cpc courses for individuals and companies as this is a legal requirement if you drive lgv for hire or reward(with some exceptions) you will need a driver cpc card to apply for any driving jobs and to start working. the card is valid for five years. once this expires its usually the drivers responsibility to renew but depending on your employer at the time they may have a cpc policy in place to cover the cost of renewal.
If you would like further details or information to start your driver training journey you can email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01388 721200.