Durham-based operator Stanley Travel has introduced PCV driver training after acquiring the business arm from a retired local operator.
The firm commenced training on January 2 and offers automatic and manual training vehicles, assessment lessons, minibus to coach training upgrades and automatic to manual upgrades, as well as Driver CPC training.
Andrew Scott, Partner and Transport Manager, told CBW: “A long established operator called Alan Madrell from Langley Park, not far away from us, decided to retire.
“They had a driver training arm and the owner was looking for a good home for it. We did a bit of research and decided to take it on. It’s all about diversification and adding income streams.
“The company we took the training from had a strong reputation and a lot of forward bookings. We’re also taking a lot of extra enquiries, particularly regarding our ‘automatic to manual upgrade’ training.”
Stanley Travel has invested in a manual training vehicle and employed the trainer who worked for Alan Madrell.
“So far, so good,” Andrew added. “The feedback has been good. We’re really happy with it – it’s a good time to start.
“We’ve currently had two tests and both have passed!”