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Are your drivers ready for the future of logistics? Our Driver CPC Module can help

Blogs | 19th Apr 2021
future of logistics

What will the future of logistics look like? It may be hard to think beyond the ‘now’ during these busy times, but it’s important to look ahead too – and ensure your LGV drivers are ready for what’s to come. That’s where our RTITB Driver CPC Periodic Training module, ‘Looking Into The Future Of Logistics’ can help.

Delivering this module via your Driver CPC Periodic training can help you to cover the following topics:

  • Why Do We Need to Change?
  • Climate Change
  • Low Emission Zones
  • Last Mile Logistics

Looking Into The Future Of Logistics

The logistics industry as a whole is constantly changing – what is common practice today, might not necessarily be relevant further down the road. The industry is continuously evolving and the people that make up the sector need to be a part of that change too.

At RTITB, we sometimes hear that drivers have found CPC boring in the past and resent doing it. The truth is, it can be so much more than a ‘box-ticking’ exercise and doesn’t have to be dull!

Not only is our ‘Looking Into The Future Of Logistics’ CPC module far from boring, all of our CPC training modules are much more than simply PowerPoint presentations. We understand that everybody learns best with different learning techniques so we have included a vast range of methods from workshops and discussions to role reversal and true or false sessions to really engage drivers.

This module has been developed to be interesting for drivers and to help them experience Driver CPC training that genuinely contributes to their professional development and prepares them for their future in the dynamic and ever-changing logistics landscape.

The module, available to all RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium members, focuses on the future of the logistics industry and covers several important topics in detail:

Why the need for change in logistics?

The world is changing, meaning mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels cannot be sustained. Fossil fuels, including crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils, are limited natural resources. This will affect how trucks are powered and designed, and how road transport is legislated. Discussion points with drivers include:

  • Fuel sources
  • ‘Last mile logistics’
  • Working hours
  • Congestion charges
  • The environmental impact
  • Vehicle design
  • Noise levels (from vehicle engines)

Assistive Technologies

Modern technology, such as the likes of ABS, digital mirrors, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), is designed to reduce the number of accidents by ensuring the driver cannot miss situations as they unfold.

By the end of this session, drivers will be aware of assisted technologies currently available on vehicles and future developments manufacturers are working on.

  • What is Assistive Technology?
  • Systems widely available
  • Future technologies

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous and semi-autonomous trucks could bring wide-ranging benefits to large fleet operators, particularly in relation to safety and efficiency.

By completing this topic, drivers will be aware of emerging technology in the form of autonomous vehicles, how these vehicles will feature in the shape of logistics in the future.

  • Why automation?
  • What the law says about driverless vehicles
  • Which manufacturers are involved?
  • Will the technology work?

Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles

The need to develop alternative fuel sources to replace the traditional internal combustion engine is increasing momentum.

By the end of this session, drivers will be aware of the alternative fuel sources available for LGV’s and be able to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each.

  • What types of alternative fuels are there?
  • Full Electric
  • Liquified Natural Gas
  • Hydrogen Electric Hybrid

RTITB Driver CPC Consortium

By becoming a member of the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium, businesses can reduce fuel costs, infringements and fines and can also ensure drivers are safer, healthier and more customer focused. You have a range of genuinely interesting modules to help improve your drivers’ engagement in training, and continue their professional development.

If you’re keen to offer this CPC module as part of your Driver CPC training, the RTITB online Driver CPC Periodic training portal gives you everything you need to create customised courses, maintaining high standards and saving both time and money.

If you’re not a member of the RTITB Driver CPC Consortium, why not try a free 30-day demo to see if it’s the right fit for you and your business?