Did you know that transport companies will be able to know the point’s balance of their drivers? Those responsible for the Department of Transport and those of the Transport Committee met to discuss various issues about the sector, such as point recovery courses, compulsory diversions to trucks on highways or stowage on board the truck, among others.
Transport companies and the points balance of their drivers
Due to the entry into force of the modification of the Road Safety Law in which things such as loss of points due to speeding, driving distractions, drug and alcohol use or mobile phone handling during the modification are modified conduction, the Chris Shilling Transport Training considers it convenient to incorporate the recovery of points for these factors, in the current CAP courses. As well as the maintenance of the weekend schedule for these courses and the reservation of 20% of the seats of each course for professional drivers.
Also, the Department of Transport intends to report the loss of points of professional drivers to the Ministry of Development, so that it can transfer the information to companies. This measure will help to improve the information, security, and service that companies show in their daily work.
Having the truck driving license, today, can open many doors to the labor market and offers you a lot of job opportunities. That is why many people decide to take this card to take place in this market.
Types of a license to drive trucks
The driver’s license B, for passenger cars, allows you to drive a truck or van as long as its maximum authorized mass does not exceed 3,500 kg. It is necessary to have this valid card to obtain the truck card.
To drive other types of heavy vehicles such as trucks or trailers, the C permit is required, along with another series of certificates and exceptions according to weight, MMA and the possibility of carrying trailers.
To get this card you must be 21 years old, not be deprived of the right to drive, have passed a psychophysical aptitude test and have the corresponding medical certificate, and as we have already said, have the valid B permit.
License C1: This permit enables you to drive trucks with a weight between 3,500 and 7,500 kg, to which a trailer can be added, as long as it does not exceed 750 kg.
Card C: This permit allows you to drive different cars than the D1 or D card, although you can drive with taxis, ambulances, etc. With this permit, you can travel with any type of truck, provided that its maximum authorized mass is greater than 3,500 kg and its maximum authorized weight according to the type of vehicle. It also allows you to attach a trailer of less than 750 kg but in no case exceed 8 passengers without having the driver.
C + E-Card: This permit allows the driving of articulated vehicles, trailers or road trains, such as a truck with a trailer weighing more than 750 kg.
ADR Card: With this permit, you get special authorization for the transport of dangerous goods.
Card D: This card allows the driving of bus, trolleybus or rigid coaches, requires meeting the minimum age of 24 years and having a valid B permit. It also includes driving fire trucks, in case you are one of those who are going to make the oppositions.
To be a truck driver it is necessary to have the authorizations that guarantee your professional capacity in the transport sector.
This enables you to carry out the professional activity with a validity of 5 years, which can be updated as training courses are carried out. It is essential and mandatory for class C1, C1 + 3, C, C + E and ADR permits for dangerous goods.