Successful first year for NRI

Mar 27 | 2018

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) is celebrating a hugely successful first year which saw more than 540 Instructors join the only DVSA endorsed register.

During 2017, more than 20 exam centres were approved, carrying out 103 examinations.

“The NRI is run by the industry, for the industry, as working collaboratively is the best way to improve road transport safety and training standards,” said Richard Brewer, General Manager of the National Register of LGV Instructors. “We are delighted to have achieved so much in our first year but are keen to expand further and do more to help professionalise the LGV training industry.”

The NRI, which is operated by RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) and endorsed by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), was launched in January 2017 to provide a single, national register for the road transport industry following the announcement of the closure of the DVSA’s existing register. It is committed to promoting higher standards of LGV instruction, increasing the number of registered instructors and to helping improve the national pass rate for LGV vocational tests.

As well as the DVSA, the not-for-profit NRI is supported by the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and RHA (Road Haulage Association) and is regularly audited by a governance committee to reassure members of quality, standards and neutrality. The committee includes representatives of both large and small logistics, transport and training organisations alongside trade associations.

Photo: More than 20 NRI exam centres were approved in 2017, carrying out 103 examinations.