York is the traditional county town of Yorkshire Country, UK. It is a historic walled city located in North Yorkshire at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse. The city is popular for the political events that took place here and it’s rich heritige.York is a popular tourist destination because of many historic attractions, sporting activities and cultural events. York Minster is the most popular tourist attraction here. The history of York City goes back to 71 AD. Since then it became capital of different kingdoms.
York became the hub of the railway network and confectionery manufacturing in the 19th century. During last four decades, the economy of York has been dominated by service industries. Health services, tourism and University of York contribute the most to the local economy. The closest major city to York is Leeds which is about 34 km far. York lies in the Vale of York which is a flat area of fertile arable land. York is bordered by Yorkshire Wolds, North York Moors and Pennines.
The economy of York City is mainly based on the service industry. Approximately 90% employment in the city is provided by service industry which includes tourism, information technology (IT), finance, education, health and public sector employment. Tourism industry has significantly grown in York as it offers many historic attractions like York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, The Shambles, Micklegate, Statue of Roman Emperor Constantine, Roman wall and the west corner tower of Eboracum. York is the 7th most visited city by UK residents and the 13th most visited by foreign tourists.
York has a significant position in the nation’s transport system. The reason for this is its location on River Ouse and center of Vale of York. For decades, York developed as a river port at the confluence of the River Foss and River Ouse. Today this city is served by long distance trunk roads. It lies at the intersection of the A19 road from Doncaster to Tyneside, the A59 road from Liverpool to York, the A64 road from Leeds to Scarborough and the A1079 road from York to Hull. The A64 road provides the principal link to the motorway network, linking York to both the A1(M) and the M1 motorways at a distance of about 15 km from the city. The city is surrounded on the all sides by an outer ring road, at a distance of 5 km from the center of the city.
Following are the HGV and LGV training opportunities in York:
Parrot Driver Training Ltd.
Parrot Driver Training Ltd provide a laid back and friendly approach to driver training. Their aim is to make driver training an educational, pleasant and fun experience while maintaining value for money and first class customer service. This company provides HGV training at its very best. They only train their students in ex-industry HGV vehicles. There are no shortened or cut down trucks at Parrot. The HGV training offered by Parrot Driver
Training Ltd can be categorized into four categories which are: Category C, Category C+E, Category C1 and Category B+E.
- Category C license allows the license holder to drive any rigid vehicle of any weight and regardless of the number of axles.
- Category C+E license allows one to drive any combination of articulate vehicle.
- C1 license allows one to drive vehicles heavier than 3500kgs.
- Category B+E is intensive driving course, and it’s license holder allows one to drive heavier trailer.
Falcon Driver Training
Falcon Driver Training is one of the leading driver training companies based near the historical city of York. This company provides bespoke professional service to businesses large or small, as well as individuals that just want to improve their driving. The courses offered here range from basic drivers courses through to advanced driving courses. Here three types of HGV training are offered which are C1 7.5 tons, Cat C Rigid and Cat C+E Articulated.
- In C1 7.5 tons training, the student will need to clear the medical exam, pass a theory test of 100 questions and study the new Driver CPC Case study. The course duration is 3 to 5 days.
- The Cat C Rigid training also requires the student to clear the medical exam, pass a theory test of 100 question and study the new Driver CPC Case study. The duration for this training is also 3 to 5 days.
- For C+A Articulated training, no theory or medical is needed as this is just an upgrade. The training takes around 3 to 5 days depending on experience and skill levels.
Tockwith Training provides high quality, interest and useful Driver CPC Training courses. The tutors here are very experienced within the Haulage Industry; all of them hold HGV driving licenses and have worked previously within the industry. Therefore, they can relate to the challenges faced by HGV drivers. Tockwith Training offers 7 hour classroom courses which covers the following topics:
- Tachographs & drivers hours
- Making safety a routine
- Driving skills
- Driver distractions