Certificate of Professional Competence                                (CPC) Road Haulage

Transport Manager certificate of Profess

Blue Triangle Training has recently joined forces with CDS, a nationwide training provider, offering  Transport Management Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC) Training at all levels.


The granting of an application for a Goods Vehicle Operator Licence is dependent upon either the applicant or the designated Transport Manager being the holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage. The demonstration of competence is measured by passing examinations set by awarding bodies approved by the Department for Transport and meeting EU Regulation 1071/2009.

The production of a CPC  Road Haulage Certificate which covers both National and International operations is a requirement for all Operator Licence applications even for those operators applying for a Standard National Operators Licence.

The CPC Road Haulage Syllabus

The CPC  Road Haulage syllabus covers both business topics and matters specific to road haulage both national and international.

The major business topics covered include:

European Regulatory bodies; UK business law and structures; Industrial Relations and Health and Safety matters; Financial management, including business taxation and Marketing the business.

The Road Haulage element deals with:

Operator Licencing; Vehicle Costing; Vehicle Selection; Maintenance and Taxation. Drivers’ Hours Regulations; Driver Licencing and Operations (weights; safe loading, speeds, accident prevention). International matters include Customs, Permits and Visas.

The CPC Road Haulage Examination

The examination is set at Level 3 (equivalent to A level) covering both aspects of business management and transport operations.

The structure of the examination is a 2 hour multiple choice question paper followed by a 2¼ hour ‘open book’ written paper, based on a given scenario.

Both question papers cover National and International topics.


Examination Dates: Examinations are  held in March, June, September and December