NRI Governance Committee Update

Following a review of the first year of the NRI, the Governance Committee decided to move to a more interactive way of working which reduces time spent travelling to and attending meetings.

Each quarter the NRI team email the Governance Committee a pack containing an update of the key performance information and read the papers relating to issues or questions where we need your input. Members then read the papers and send the team an email with any queries, comments or advice. Governance Committee members raise and share issues with fellow members by sending items ahead of a quarterly update so that it is included within the papers that are circulated.

Each update contains:

  1. Performance data
  2. A note of actions agreed in previous quarter and how these have been progressed
  3. Any papers related to matters raised by committee members or external events of changes
  4. Any updates to NRI Governance Committee Membership

The Governance Committee will hold one face to face meeting each year where as well as general business, we will receive the audit report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The next updates will be sent to the Governance Committee at:

  • End of August 2018
  • End of November 2018, prior to a face to face meeting
  • End of March 2019

Once the Governance Committee have reviewed the NRI performance data and activity updates, we will publish a quarterly summary on this page.

Training for Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles

In July 2018 new legislation came into force. This allows holders of Category B driving licences to drive commercial vehicles up to 4.25 tonnes where that vehicle is powered by an alternative fuel. 

However, to use this new 4.25 tonnes allowance, a driver must undertake five hours of prior training. This training must be undertaken with an instructor on the National Register of LGV Instructors or the National Vocational Driving Instructors Register and result in the issue of a certificate of training which they must carry. The regulations don’t allow for the derogation to be used during training (on the public highway), so the 5 hours of training will be either classroom based or practical training away from public roads – or a mixture of these.

As the managers of the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI), RTITB have been asked to work with DfT to develop the process of training and certification. We are therefore seeking early input from you, our customers to gain your views as to the impact and operation of this new AFV allowance.

Fleet Operators, we welcome your feedback on:

As an operator are you planning to introduce AFVs to your fleet? YES/NO
Will you use this allowance as part of preparations for bring the vehicles into the fleet? YES/NO
What % of your driver workforce will be given AFV training?
Do you have in-house NRI instructors able to offer AFV training? YES/NO
Will you need to source training from NRI instructors able to offer AFV training? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be classroom-only? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be in-cab training away from the public roads? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be a mix of in-cab and classroom? YES/NO

Training Providers, we welcome your feedback on:

Do you plan to offer AFV training as a result of this allowance? YES/NO
Have you been asked to provide AFV training since this allowance was announced? YES/NO
Do you have NRI instructors able to offer AFV training? YES/NO
Do you have in-house NRI instructors able to offer AFV training? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be classroom-only? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be in-cab training away from the public roads? YES/NO
Should the 5 hours of AFV training be a mix of in-cab and classroom? YES/NO

Why has this allowance been made?

The current weight limit is 3.5 tonnes, but as alternative fuel technology can weigh more than the drivetrain of a conventional vehicle, operators are left with a payload disadvantage for choosing cleaner fuels. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) intend this to help fleets introduce vehicles powered by electricity, natural gas, biogas or hydrogen or hydrogen and electricity (multi fuelled).

Let us know your thoughts on the above. Contact the team now.

DVLA Releases Free Guidance for LGV Drivers

The DVLA has produced new guidance leaflets for professional LGV drivers, in order to help both operators and drivers remain compliant with driver rules and regulations.

The guidance has been developed in a bid to help vocational LGV drivers to understand the rules and regulations surrounding their professional role and provide guidance on how they can ensure they comply with these requirements. Developed in partnership with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Traffic Commissioner for wales, Department for Transport, Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Confederation of Passenger Transport; the guidance also takes a look at the role traffic commissioners play and the influence they have with regards to vocational driving licences. The leaflets also provide further reading, with links to additional sources of information relating to rules and regulations for professional drivers.

The new guidance is a fantastic free tool for Instructors, employers and drivers to digest in a pro-active attempt to keep themselves – and others on the road – safe. Designed to be printed and folded to pocket size, they can act as a handy reminder to drivers on the road – whether kept in the glove compartment, wallet or pocket.

The guidance leaflets are available to view and download from the DVLA website now.

One Week to Go: NRI at Talent in Logistics

The countdown has begun! The Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018 event is only one week away and with our own Rich Brewer judging at the awards we cannot wait to arrive at the Telford International Centre on the 21st June for what is set to be the logistics event of the year.

The Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony aims to celebrate the silent heroes of the industry for their hard work and dedication and with 16 awards up for grabs. We are proud that Rich’s expertise in the industry has been recognised and gives him the opportunity to ensure LGV professionals are acknowledged for all they do, and as sponsor of the LGV instructor of the year award, Rich will be announcing the lucky winner on the night. You can check out the list of lucky finalists here.

Want to be there on the night? Book tickets for the award evening here.

Don’t miss out on the chance to network with industry professionals, peers and the NRI team as we exhibit in the Information Zone. Come along and chat to Rich Brewer and Josh Hazell, our Customer Care Co-ordinator, who will both be on hand to discuss the latest developments in legislation, the industry and our continued goal to helping improving the safety of drivers on the road through our Instructor standards.

Did you know you can also gain 3 CPD hours just by attending the conference? With a no-sales-pitch conference agenda, we can assure you will get the most out of the day and actually learn a thing or two along the way. From the effect of Brexit on the industry to the future of young people carrying on the logistics legacy, there’s something there for you. View the full day’s agenda here.

Tickets are now very limited, so make sure you book your tickets today by clicking here, and secure your place now.

 

 

NRI Instructors Shortlisted for Talent in Logistics Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that 4 of the 5 finalists to compete for the title of Talent in Logistics LGV Instructor of the Year are NRI registered Instructors! The deserving shortlisted finalists are:

  • Golman Gurung – Mainstream
  • Nicky Hanson – 2 Start Ltd
  • Charlie Ballam – SCF Driver Training
  • Jamie King – Wiltshire Transport Training Ltd

We hope you join us in congratulating the finalists and wishing them all the best for the awards evening on Thursday 21st June, where one of them will be crowned the winner at the Talent in Logistics Awards evening, hosted by Sky Sports Jeff Stelling.

During the day you can find us exhibiting in the Information Zone, as a variety of engaging seminars, key industry debates andindustry panels take place around the venue. So come along and meet us there for more information on the latest developments in legislation, the industry and our continued goal to helping improving the safety of drivers on the road through our Instructor standards. Make sure you book your place today here.

With only 2 weeks to go, book your tickets today for what’s set to be the logistics event of the year!

NRI Supports Talent in Logistics as Awards Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that the National Register of LGV Instructors has signed up to once again support the Talent in Logistics Awards as sponsor of the LGV Instructor of the Year award.

Now in its second year, the Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards is the only awards event dedicated to those working within the transport, logistics and warehousing industry. Held on 21st June 2018 at Telford International Centre, Shropshire, the conference includes seminars, panel discussions, live demonstrations and live competitions. The event has been designed especially for those working within a training, learning or development position and attending the conference also provides Instructors like you with 3 hours of relevant, professional CPD.

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of last year’s event, which made it an obvious choice for us to sponsor once again. NRI General Manager, Richard Brewer, was fortunate enough to be invited to act as a judge in this year’s awards finalist selection and based on the talent, we’re in for a pretty good night!

Tickets are still available for the Conference and Awards but are selling fast! We’ve managed to secure an exclusive discount especially for NRI registered Instructors to attend the conference, which expires on 31st May. For more information, contact us via email. To learn more about Talent in Logistics, read the latest conference agenda and much more, visit the official event website.

Meet The NRI Team at Talent in Logistics Conference 2018

Only one month to go until the industry event of the year Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018. We’re proud to be supporting an event that aims to develop the knowledge and skills of those within the industry whilst celebrating the 2.2m professionals operating within the UK’s logistics industry is not one to miss!

Talent in Logistics isn’t just the perfect opportunity to extend your professional development, but it also gives you the chance to network with key names from the industry in the Information Zone. We’re pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting on the day, with Richard Brewer, NRI General Manager, in attendance who will be looking to talk with current and prospective NRI registered Instructors and Exam Centres to discuss the latest developments in legislation, the industry and our continued goal to helping improving the safety of drivers on the road through our Instructor standards.

The days conference agenda features a number of key individuals from a number of backgrounds and industries, who will be attending the day to deliver key seminars relevant to trainers and learning and development professionals. In addition, attendance to the conference will also provide you with 3 hours of CPD for your own development.

With seminars looking at key industry issues, including a talk from Mark Winn, Deputy Chief Driving Examiner, DVSA, who will be discussing ‘The DVSA’s thoughts on the future of vocational training’, and a live Debate on ‘Brexit: What will Brexit mean for training regulations in warehousing, transport and logistics?’

With 21st June fast approaching, and the Telford International Centre set to be crammed with only the key players and professionals of the logistics industry; make sure you don’t miss out and book your tickets today. You can find out more information on the industry event of the year by visiting the Talent in Logistics website, here.

 

NRI backs Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018

If you’ve missed the memo, the National Register of LGV Instructors are proud to be yet again supporting Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018, taking place on the 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre, West Midlands.

The event focuses on tackling key industry issues that NRI instructors like yourselves regularly face, whilst providing the well-deserved recognition LGV professionals rarely receive.  So, it was only right for us to again support an event that will add to your profession and up the ante for the industry!

Dealing with some resistance to learning? Hear from Melanie Luteijn FCIPD, a Training & HR Consultant from Go Further Goals, who tells you all about overcoming this resistance and how to create an environment that welcomes organisational and behavioural change. With over 20 years’ experience helping SME’s, her role in ensuring engagement amongst employees within their training & development has successfully provided these organisations with the productivity and effectiveness improvements they were craving.

The future of training can be a distant thought as an instructor, but with technological changes proactively shifting the way the industry operates, it’s important to stay in the loop and plan ahead as they significantly shape your role as an LGV instructor. On the day you will have the opportunity to do just that as you hear from the DVSA’s very own Deputy Chief Driving Examiner and Head of Rider and Vocational Policy, Mark Winn, about the future of driver training and testing. The thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Derek Wright, the People Director at Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), will focus on the questions surrounding the changes that will be needed as the industry moves towards a more automated future.

Besides the advice and knowledge, what else can you gain from the conference? With an agenda that provides significant relevance to professional development, CILT UK has agreed to give all NRI Instructors and CILT UK members 3 CPD hours. If a day out of the office wasn’t a good enough reason, we believe the benefits the seminar will contribute to your profession, your role and your organisation are more than worth the investment.

Talent in Logistics is also holding an Awards ceremony celebrating the unsung heroes of the industry for their hard work and dedication that keeps the country on its feet. With 16 awards up for grabs, LGV awards included, and an upheaval of entries, the NRI’s very own Rich Brewer was approached to be a judge for this years’ awards. We are proud that Rich’s expertise in the industry has been recognised and gives him the opportunity to ensure LGV professionals are acknowledged for all they do by being named LGV Driver, LGV Instructor, Transport Manager or LGV Driver Training Provider of the Year – just to name a few. Keep an eye out for the finalist shortlist which will be officially announced by the 1st May 2018!

Tickets are also quickly selling out, so if the opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills and your CPD hours hearing from only the best in the industry makes this event unmissable for you, book your tickets here today. If you are still in need to hear more about the event, you can find out more from the Talent in Logistics website, here.

Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

We will be closing the office on the 29th March 2018 for the Easter Bank Holiday and will reopen for business on Tuesday 5th April 2018 with normal opening hours 9am until 5pm.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom, we hope you have a most enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend and a huge Happy Easter from everyone here at the National Register of LGV Instructors.

Only 7 days left to enter the LGV Instructor of the Year award at Talent in Logistics

We are delighted to once again be supporting Talent in Logistics 2018 taking place on the 21st June 2018.

Last year we saw the LGV Instructor of the Year award 2017 won by Mark Liggins of Goldstar Transport Ltd, NRI Registered Instructor. We would love for the 2018 award to be won by another NRI Registered Instructor.

The LGV Instructor of the Year award is designed to recognise an instructor who can demonstrate high levels of professionalism, an excellent pass rate and a desire to positively inspire future generations of LGV drivers – don’t miss your chance to nominate!

The winner of the award will be announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards on 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire. The awards are set to be a fantastic night of celebration, with 16 industry awards scheduled for the evening, as well as a three course dinner, networking opportunities and celebrity host; Jeff Stelling. Tickets for the awards are available to purchase at www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/buy-now.

Do you know an LGV instructor worthy of winning LGV Instructor of the Year? Nominate them now at http://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/enter-now. You can find an example entry here.

The closing date is midnight on 30th March 2018.

Good luck with your entries; we hope that one of you will be the winner!