Training firm muscles in on training TV’s tough trucker

Managing Director Kimbly Mackman (right) and Business Development Manager Daryl Moore of NTP Services Ltd, Whaplode.
Managing Director Kimbly Mackman (right) and Business Development Manager Daryl Moore of NTP Services Ltd, Whaplode.
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The tougher they come, the better they learn is the message from Whaplode-based NTP Services Ltd after keeping a TV reality star on top of his trade.

Celebrity lorry driver Mike Thomas-Clark, star of the World’s Toughest Truckers series, was put through his paces by the firm despite 30 years’ experience behind the wheel.

World's Toughest Trucker's TV star Mike Thomas- Clark who was given training by Whaplode-based NTP Services Ltd.

World's Toughest Trucker's TV star Mike Thomas- Clark who was given training by Whaplode-based NTP Services Ltd.

Glasgow-born Mike, one of eight truck drivers from around the world challenged to drive through some of the toughest conditions imaginable, went through training for the Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) qualification.

The course, which includes understanding working time, accident prevention and principles of safe, defensive and economic driving, was recommended to Mike by colleagues and he turned to NTP Services for the necessary training.

Mike said: “NTP Services Ltd were recommended by a friend who had attended some DCPC courses run by their trainers.

“The team at NTP were great in providing me with the right balance and variety of courses to fulfil my training requirements and they made sure that I attended courses with the right context.

“Overall I’m well pleased with their work, their effort to maintain variety and keep the class interested for the time needed.”

NTP’s managing director Kimbly Mackman said: “It’s great to hear Mike and others realising how useful the DCPC training is, but there are still countless others across the country digging their heels in and refusing to take the training.

“European Union legislation demands that all LGV drivers complete DCPC training before September 2014 in order to legally stay on the roads, so time is running out.”