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Road Freight Transport and CPC Driver: Current situation in France Valérie Hervé EU Project manager Promotrans Millbrook, 4th October 2012.

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1 Road Freight Transport and CPC Driver: Current situation in France Valérie Hervé EU Project manager Promotrans Millbrook, 4th October 2012

2 CONTENT Introduction to Promotrans Introduction to Promotrans The challenges of Road Freight Transport The challenges of Road Freight Transport Road Freight Transport and CPC Driver: current situation in France Road Freight Transport and CPC Driver: current situation in France

3 Established in 1966 Established in ,8 million hours of training 2,8 million hours of training 43,000 people trained 43,000 people trained 30 centres and schools nationwide 30 centres and schools nationwide 200 driving-school vehicles 200 driving-school vehicles Providing advice to Ministries on training issues Providing advice to Ministries on training issues Promotrans Among the leading Transport Training Associations

4 Promotrans

5 Promotrans Training activities HGV and PCV driving HGV and PCV driving CPC Driver CPC Driver CPC Manager CPC Manager Warehousing – Logistics Warehousing – Logistics Safety Safety Vehicle maintenance and repair Vehicle maintenance and repair Train-the-Trainer programmes Train-the-Trainer programmes

6 Promotrans Breakdown of training activities Passengertransport Safety Management

7 Promotrans Apprenticeship

8 New requirements & challenges Directive 2003/59 and the new qualification for drivers Directive 2003/59 and the new qualification for drivers EU Transport and energy policy (CO2 emissions, energy efficient driving) EU Transport and energy policy (CO2 emissions, energy efficient driving) UN Decade of Action for Road Safety UN Decade of Action for Road Safety EU rules and regulations EU rules and regulations Technological innovations – ITS Technological innovations – ITS Globalisation Globalisation The challenges of Road Freight Transport

9 Great diversity Transport environment in Europe is diverse Transport environment in Europe is diverse Training provision for road transport instructors is highly variable between EU countries Training provision for road transport instructors is highly variable between EU countries Lack of harmonisation in CPC Driver training delivery Lack of harmonisation in CPC Driver training delivery The challenges of Road Freight Transport

10 Image of the profession Shortage of professional drivers Shortage of professional drivers Lack of attractiveness of the profession Lack of attractiveness of the profession Lack of young entrants Lack of young entrants Ageing workforce Ageing workforce The challenges of Road Freight Transport Promotrans

11 Not attractive = 66% General public's perception of the profession Current situation in France Survey FNTR & IFOP – December 2011

12 A few figures (2010) 37,000 road freight transport operators 37,000 road freight transport operators 97% of haulage companies have less than 50 employees 97% of haulage companies have less than 50 employees 90% of freight transported by road 90% of freight transported by road Women = 12% Women = 12% Bilan social annuel du TRM – Commissariat général au développement durable – Janvier 2012 FNTR European Risk Observatory Report – 2011 Current situation in France

13 A few figures (2010) Executives = 4% Executives = 4% Drivers = 80% of staff Drivers = 80% of staff Average age = 41 yrs old Average age = 41 yrs old Seniority = 18 years Seniority = 18 years Low access to training Low access to training Bilan social annuel du TRM – Commissariat général au développement durable – Janvier 2012 FNTR European Risk Observatory Report – 2011 Current situation in France

14 1971: Law on organisation of Continuing Vocational Training Law Jacques Delors Law Jacques Delors Foundation stone of continuing vocational training Continuing vocational training (including apprenticeship) = 1.5% of the French GDP in 2008 Continuing Vocational Training

15 Who funds CVT? Continuing Vocational Training is financed by Employers (since 1971) Employers (since 1971) have a legal obligation to participate in the funding of vocational training for their own staff have a legal obligation to participate in the funding of vocational training for their own staff National Authorities National Authorities are responsible for CVT for young people (aged 16 to 25), job seekers, those in difficulties are responsible for CVT for young people (aged 16 to 25), job seekers, those in difficulties

16 Continuing Vocational Training Employers legal obligation since 1971 Employers legal obligation since employees = 1.60% of the firms gross annual wage bills 10 – 19 employees = 1.05% - 10 employees = 0.55% Who funds CVT?

17 Who funds CPC Driver training? CPC Driver training is primarily financed by Transport operators: as part of their legal obligation to participate in financing training Transport operators: as part of their legal obligation to participate in financing training during working hours during working hours Job centres – unemployed drivers as part of special budgets allocated to job seekers Job centres – unemployed drivers as part of special budgets allocated to job seekers

18 CPC Driver: undertaken by 66% of drivers who have done a training course over the last 12 months Le bilan social annuel du transport routier de marchandises (2010) | janvier 2012 CPC Driver

19 Access to training Bilan social annuel du TRM – Commissariat général au développement durable – Janvier 2012 – Janvier 2012 In 2009: training costs accounted for nearly 2% of the haulage firms wage bills

20 Before CPC Driver implementation C driving licence was enough C driving licence was enough No real compliance with road safety rules No real compliance with road safety rules No awareness of the importance of drivers health and well-being No awareness of the importance of drivers health and well-being No training course… No training course… CPC DRIVER Before and…

21 To train and qualify drivers To train and qualify drivers To enhance their image To enhance their image To update and increase their knowledge and skills To update and increase their knowledge and skills To meet the market new requirements To meet the market new requirements CPC DRIVER After 1995… Implementation of CPC Driver in the EU Implementation of CPC Driver in France

22 CPC Driver: Organised on a national basis 35 hours training completed 35 hours training completed Over 5 days Over 5 days Within 3 months: 3-day + 2-day training course Within 3 months: 3-day + 2-day training course Maximum 16 trainees in a classroom; 4 trainees in a truck Maximum 16 trainees in a classroom; 4 trainees in a truck Driving time per trainee: 2 hours Driving time per trainee: 2 hours CPC Driver Organisation

23 Trainee Welcome 0:30 Pre-evaluation or diagnostic evaluation 3:30 Advanced training in rational driving based on safety regulations 11 hours Application of regulations 6 hours Health, road and environmental safety 7 hours Service, logistics 4 hours Evaluation-corrections-review 3 hours TOTAL 35 hours ContentDuration CPC Driver training programme Welcome Pre-evaluation Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3 Theme 4 Final test CPC Driver Organisation

24 Approval issued by the Regional Competent Authority on behalf of the Ministry for Transport 1st application: 6-month trial period 1st application: 6-month trial period 8 CPC Driver training sessions 8 CPC Driver training sessions Minimum 8 trainees per session Minimum 8 trainees per session If not meeting quality standards, no application for approval over a year (Ministerial order of March 2, 2011) Approval lasts for 5 years and can be renewed Approval lasts for 5 years and can be renewed CPC Driver Approval process

25 The Regional Authority carries out quality controls Checking human and material resources Checking human and material resources Meeting with instructors, trainees and heads of training Meeting with instructors, trainees and heads of training Follow-up controls to measure compliance with the rules Follow-up controls to measure compliance with the rules Corrective actions Corrective actions CPC Driver Quality controls

26 Promotrans carries out internal quality controls to assess instructors profile and suitability for teaching Evaluation of performance Evaluation of performance Coaching and mentoring process Coaching and mentoring process Annual pedagogical and technical training Annual pedagogical and technical training CPC Driver Instructors profile

27 Particular focus will be on Drivers behaviour at rail level crossings Drivers behaviour at rail level crossings Safe driving in tunnels Safe driving in tunnels CPC Driver In the future…

28 Thank you for your attention


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