CPC Driver Development in Rural Environments

Improving road safety in rural areas

This combined coaching and workshop session is designed for drivers who primarily work in rural environments. Safer, more fuel-efficient driving, how driver behaviour influences risk-taking and factors predominantly in a rural environment are explored throughout the course.

The practical session develops hazard awareness and anticipation skills which encourage your drivers to be proactive to situations – a key factor in reducing driver risk and motivating positive behaviour change.

  • Duration: 7 hours CPC
  • Delegates: up to 2 drivers
  • Price: available on request 
  • Format: interactive classroom workshop
  • ID: photocard licence and Driver Qualification Card
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Improving safety and meeting compliance

Reduce your drivers' risks
Training will reduce driver risk, collision rates, fleet costs and reputational damage.

Meet your duty of care
Our JAUPT-approved courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations.

Meet professional requirements
7 hours contribution for all professional drivers undertaking 35 hours of periodic training.

Improve your drivers’ on-road competence and knowledge
- Reduce collisions and incidents
- Improve hazard recognition
- Develop eco-safe driving skills
- Reduce risk-taking behaviour

We used TTC for our CPC training and found that it was dealt with very easily. Everyone at TTC that we spoke to were polite and efficient to ensure that our needs were met. The trainers and the facilities were of a good standard

Carol Ball M&B Minibuses LTD

Driver benefits

TruckExplain the unique hazards and challenges of driving in a rural environment and demonstrate safe vehicle positioning especially when negotiating single carriageways and tracks​.

drink drivingDescribe factors that affect personal driving performance such as distractions, fatigue, drink, drugs and how to overcome them.

CyclingDemonstrate safe negotiation of vulnerable road users (walkers, cyclists and horse riders), recognise potential hazards and predict the movement of other road users. 

vehicle checkUndertake a vehicle check and dynamic risk assessment when entering rural premises.

Course details

Who should attend

Anybody who is required to complete their Driver CPC hours.

Delivery method

The course is facilitated by a professional fleet trainer who will get to know your drivers by establishing their requirements, level of knowledge and experience before assessing their driving performance and providing tailored coaching and feedback.

Course outline

Factors affecting driving performance
Fitness to drive, dangers of micro sleep, alcohol units and the morning after, medication and driving law, phone use and in-vehicle technology

Eco-safe driving and speed management
Hazard recognition and defensive driving, applying principles of COAST, defining appropriate speed, variable speed limits for vehicle and category type, consequences of inappropriate driving.

Driving in a rural environment
Dealing with single track lanes and on-coming traffic, variable road surfaces and hedge/grass verge hazards, negotiating vulnerable road users and undertaking a dynamic risk assessment.

Being a role model
Agree areas for improvement aligned to needs, discuss benefits and consequences and develop a personal action plan to implement changes​.

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