From 10 September, the Periodic Driver CPC training comes into effect, whereby all lorry drivers (with very few exemptions) will have a maximum period of five years in which to gain their full certificate in Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) if they want to continue to drive for a living, explains Nic Allen of the Freight Transport Association (FTA).Better commercial drivers will improve road safety, which can only improve the image of businesses, including commercial bakers. Existing drivers will have to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, while there are special courses for new drivers.The DCPC epitomises lifelong learning, ensuring skills are maintained and developed throughout the driver’s working life. This compulsory training will cover subjects such as loading, drivers’ hours, defensive driving, and fuel consumption. The latter will no doubt interest businesses looking to extract more value from their supply chains and will help companies reduce their carbon footprint.By now, bakeries with an in-house transport function should have a plan in place to ensure the introduction of the new requirements is as smooth as possible.This may seem daunting to the under-prepared, but help is out there. For more information, contact the FTA on 08717 112222 or email [email protected]
In the division’s senior hurling championship Eire Og Annacarty, Clonoulty/Rossmore and Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams will compete in a round robin with the top two teams going through to the final.Clonoulty and the Kickhams clash in the 1st Round with the winners of that tie taking on Eire Og in the second round. The third fixture will see the losers of the first match meeting Eire Og. In the other competitions the draws are as follows:West IHC Quarter-Finals1. Arravale Rvs v Sean Treacys2. Galtee Rvs v Lattin/C Gaels3. Cashel KC v Rockwell Rvs4. Golden/K v Cappawhite________________________________________West JAHC 2016 – Clonoulty/R, Emly, Eire Og Annacarty, Knockavilla KickhamsRound robin. Top team to final. 2nd v 3rd in Semi-final__________________________________________West JBHC 2016. Two Groups. Top team in each group to semi-finals. 2nd and 3rd in each Group to 1/4’sWest JBHC 2016Grp 1Cashel KCGolden/KSoloheadClonoulty/RCappawhiteGrp 2Arravale RvsGaltee RvsRosegreenLattin/CSean Treacys
His inclusion at the tournament brings to five the number of Irish boxers heading to the championships in August.Kurt Walker, Brendan Irvine, Seán McComb and Joe Ward have also qualified. Tipperary boxer Dean Gardiner has announced that he’ll fight in the World Championships in seven weeks time.The super-heavyweight finished ninth in the European Championships, by way of defeat to the eventual winner, Viktor Vykhryst who prevented him from qualifying for Hamburg.However, the Clonmel man’s set to head to Germany in place of Britain’s Fraser Clarke who’s been forced to pull out of the competition due to injury.