This book is a full, comprehensive CPC Certificate of Professional Competence Training Course, at a very realistic price. Those persons who wish to own a Standard Haulage Vehicle Operators Licence must demonstrate that they are 'professionally competent' or that they employ a suitably qualified transport manager who has the CPC qualification or equivalent. You will be assessed as 'professionally competent' when you pass the CPC examination. The course has been produced to present the parts of the CPC exam in a step by step manner, so that the person studying the course is able to study comfortably and easily, at their own pace. In addition, the course comes with an Audio Seminar on CD. The seminar takes the form of a key point revision course. This can be listened to literally anywhere - in your car, at home, at work, wherever you wish to strengthen your knowledge and preparation for the exam. The course is presented as an attractive a4 book. The audio seminar is on CD-ROM with case. Attaining a CPC qualification means that you can achieve a great deal more in your chosen career within the haulage industry.
This is essential if you are an owner driver, and very valuable to any prospective employer if your career takes you in that direction. You do not need qualifications to take and pass the exam. To succeed you need to study the course material and just take the exam. The rest is up to you. The OCR freight examination format from 1st January 2006 consists of 5 units. Unit 1: Understanding the legal and business context for Road Haulage Operations; it consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. The unit covers core subjects for both road freight and passenger transport including business law, industrial relations, health and safety, financial management, commercial conduct, marketing, environmental management and taxation. The pass mark is 70 per cent. Unit 2 - Understanding National Road Haulage Operations; it consists of 40 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
The unit covers operator licensing, vehicle taxation, contracts of carriage, electronic data, weights and dimensions of vehicles and loads, safe loading and transit of goods, plating and testing, construction and use regulations, lighting, inspections, roadside checks, drivers hours and records, driver licensing, speed limits, traffic regulation, accident procedure and insurance. The pass mark is 70 per cent. Unit 4: Managing National Road Haulage Operations; it consists of 8 multi-part questions based on a case study or scenario about a fictitious transport company, to be answered in 120 minutes. Four of those questions test knowledge of four key topics, namely operator licensing, drivers hours and records, maintenance planning and vehicle costing. The other four questions will be drawn from the following areas: business & company law, health and safety, financial management, weights and dimensions of vehicles and loads, safe loading and transit of goods, driver licensing, accident procedure, insurance, people management, organisational charts, performance indications, work plans and vehicle selection.
The pass mark is 50 per cent but candidates must score at least 65 per cent in the four key topic answers. Unit 5: Managing International Road Haulage Transport Operations; it consists of some 10-12 direct questions requiring two or three sentence answers in 60 minutes. Questions may be asked on contacts of carriage, drivers hours and records, fiscal charges, financial management, costing international journeys, insurance, invoicing, incoterms, operator licensing, permits, methods of operation, customs, frontiers, vehicle specifications, specialist operations and international transport documentation. The pass mark is 60 per cent.