The European Professional Drivers Association has a clear mission statement.
“To promote and support a professional driving culture.”
To achieve this aim the EPDA engages with all stakeholders to ensure that the objective it delivered and supported.
It is up to every individual to choose how they conduct themselves in relation to their position in work. The EPDA sets standards for professional drivers. It is for each individual driver to choose to be a commercial vehicle driver or choose to be a professional driver.
Assisting stakeholders understand the actual diversity and complexity of the role of today’s professional driver will benefit all of those involved in the transport industry. The importance of education and recognition for achievement can not be overstated. The EPDA places education as a key component in the development of the professional driver. Experience and competence in the role of the professional driver make a major contribution to operational efficiencies, cost-effective operation, a reduction in Co2 emissions and a safer road network.
It was held at the Wynns Hotel in Dublin (6th August). All Professional Driver’s competed in the Irish Professional Driver’s Skill and ECO Driving Championship 2022 were first-time competitors.
Well done to all Professional Drivers who competed in the event, and thank you to the EPDA Irish Professional Drivers Championship Organizing Comment for their hard work to make this event happen.
Thank you to all our sponsors. It goes without saying that without you, it would not have been possible to do to hold the Irish Professional Driver’s Skill and ECO Driving Championship.
Changes for the professional drivers’ from February 2nd 2022, the border crossings must be documented on the tachograph.
After crossing the border, the driver must enter the symbol or the country name at the next possible stop at or after the border and not, as was previously the case, manually enter it in the tachograph at the delivery location.
There is No Shortage of Professional HGV Drivers.
There is an absence of a professional road transport culture and a lack of understanding of what the role of today’s HGV driver is. There is a miss understanding that Haulage Associations represent the interests of professional drivers, their primary focus is on representing the interests of business operators. There is a misunderstanding that Government Road safety Enforcement Agencies only exist to impede business and to collect taxes.
The Association is funded through membership fees, sponsorship and donations
The Executive Committee meet 10 times per year with sub committees meeting in line with their project commitments
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