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A Study Guide for the Operator Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Freight

Book Description

Offers the thorough preparation needed to pass the tough CPC exams in the UK.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. 01 Civil law
    1. Introduction to contracts
    2. Contract components
    3. Contracts and conditions of carriage Convention Relative au Contrat de Transport International de Marchandises par Route (CMR)
    4. Transport auxiliaries
    5. Self-test example questions
  3. 02 Commercial law
    1. Introduction
    2. Sole traders
    3. Partnerships
    4. Limited companies
    5. Company registration procedure
    6. Directors’ roles and duties
    7. Company secretaries
    8. Auditors
    9. Annual general meetings
    10. Shareholders
    11. Business closures
    12. Self-test example questions
  4. 03 Social law
    1. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    2. Trade unions
    3. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
    4. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)
    5. Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)
    6. Health and safety
    7. National Insurance
    8. Rights of employees
    9. DRIVERS’ HOURS, RECORD KEEPING AND DCPC
    10. EU Drivers’ Hours Regulations (EC Regulation 561/2006) and Working Time Regulations (RTD)
    11. The European Agreement on International Road Transport (AETR)
    12. British domestic drivers’ hours rules and Working Time Regulations (HAD)
    13. Mixed EU/AETR and GB domestic driving
    14. Tachographs
    15. Operators’ roles and responsibilities
    16. Breakdown of equipment
    17. Inspection and calibration
    18. Drivers’ record books and record keeping
    19. Related offences, penalties and DVSA powers
    20. Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)
    21. Self-test example questions
  5. 04 Fiscal law
    1. Value-added tax (VAT)
    2. Motor vehicle taxation (VED) HGV Road User Levy
    3. Other charges
    4. Income tax for the self-employed
    5. Employed staff income tax and NI
    6. Business taxation – corporation tax
    7. Recovery vehicles
    8. Trade licences
    9. Self-test example questions
  6. 05 Business and financial management
    1. Business transaction documents
    2. Payment of accounts
    3. Short-term financing
    4. Long-term financing
    5. Financial accounts and financial ratios
    6. Budgets and cash flow
    7. Operational costing
    8. Depreciation
    9. How organizations are structured
    10. Management definitions
    11. Grievance and discipline
    12. Market research and marketing
    13. Data protection
    14. Public relations
    15. Insurance
    16. Information and communication technology (ICT)
    17. Incoterms
    18. Self-test example questions
  7. 06 Access to the market
    1. Operator licensing
    2. The Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)
    3. Traffic Commissioners’ powers and related offences
    4. Documentation for operating internationally
    5. International freight movements
    6. Customs procedures
    7. The Schengen Agreement
    8. Self-test example questions
  8. 07 Technical standards and technical aspects of operation
    1. UK maximum weights and dimensions
    2. European and international weights and dimensions
    3. Abnormal indivisible loads (AILs)
    4. Vehicle and equipment criteria
    5. Vehicle type approval
    6. Plating and testing
    7. Construction and use (C&U) and lighting regulations
    8. Emissions and noise
    9. Vehicle maintenance
    10. Load safety
    11. Transport ancillaries
    12. Dangerous goods
    13. Perishable foodstuffs
    14. Waste
    15. Livestock
    16. Phytosanitary issues
    17. Self-test example questions
  9. 08 Road safety
    1. Driver licensing
    2. Driving tests and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)
    3. International driving permits
    4. UK traffic rules
    5. European rules
    6. Drivers’ daily (‘first use’) checks
    7. Road traffic accidents/collisions
    8. Security of goods
    9. Planning international journeys
    10. Self-test example questions
  10. Answers to self-test questions
  11. Online resources
  12. Index