Up coming DriverCPC Courses January-February 2016


24/01/2016 Minimising Risks Clonakilty

30/01/2016 Minimising Risks Clonakilty

06/02/2016 Health & Safety Bantry

07/02/2016 Role of the Professional Driver (RPDTI) Bantry

20/02/2016 Minimising Risks Bantry

21/02/2016 The Professional Truck Driver Bantry

27/02/2016 Health & Safety Clonakilty

New Site

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Season’s Greetings

The Board, Management and Staff of West Cork Rural Transport wishes everybody associated with Rural Transport a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful Prosperous New Year

The office closes on December 23rd at 5.30pm and reopens on January 05th at 9.00am

Watch out for name changes and telephone contact number changes in the new year in line with us taking over administrative responsibility for the County of Cork. However please note that present transport services will continue to be provided as before.

West Cork Rural Transport to be the Transport Co Ordination Unit for the County (TCU)

Following on from invitations to submit applications for the Transport Co Ordination Unit for Cork County in line with the restructuring of the Rural Transport Programme nationwide, West Cork Rural Transport is to assume responsibility for the operation of Rural/Community Transport for the County of Cork

The management of the transport services is now under the National Transport Authority (NTA) The structural changes taking place nationally will not effect all current transport routes presently in existence. This will be the case for County Cork also. There will be an office based in Bantry and an office based in Fermoy to oversee the transport for the County.

Further details will follow shortly. For any queries one may contact the office on 027-52727

Rural Transport Social Day 2014

Our annual Social Get-together takes place again this year in Dunmanway. The date for this year is October 29th Hope to see you all there which is always a great day out and an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and meet new people.

Music, Singing and Dancing with refreshments served. Everybody associated with Rural  Transport Services are welcome. More information available nearer the time. For any queries please contact the office on 027-52727

Services Closing first week in August 2014

In line with recent years the services will close from August 05th to August 08th 2014 inclusive. This is for vital maintenance and to help sustain the existing services on an ongoing basis given the resources available.

The office will remain open and the Cancer Connect Service will operate as normal.

Thank you for your understanding with this matter. For further information one may contact the office at 027-52727

Annual Social Dunmanway

A reminder that our Annual Social and get together will be held next Wednesday October 23rd in the Parkway Hotel Dunmanway from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Come along and meet old friends and new! All people associated with Rural Transport are welcome. Refreshmensts served. Music and Dancing.

Notice on Service Operations

In line with previous years and in an effort to achieve savings to maintain overall services the regular services will remain closed from August 06th to August 09th inclusive. All services will resume as normal on Monday August 12th. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Important update for DriverCPC Card Application

Driver CPC – 10th September 2013


The information below may assist CPC applicants in their understanding of acquired rights, how to track their progress, resolve certain issues and apply for their CPC card.

CPC ‘Acquired rights’ Drivers

Drivers who obtained their bus licence on or before the 9th September 2008, or their truck licence on or before 9th September 2009, were automatically entitled to Driver CPC. This is called ‘acquired rights’.

Tracking Your Progress on the ‘MYCPC’ Portal

Drivers can access their training records online through the ‘MYCPC’ portal, which can be accessed through the RSA website – Please follow the links for ‘Professional drivers’ which will direct you through to the Driver CPC homepage or alternatively use the direct link : –

To register as a user on this portal you will need the following information:

? Driver Number

? Date of Birth

? Email address (must be unique to each individual driver)


Reasons why you may experience problems when logging on to the ‘MYCPC’ portal.

? Driving Licence/Driver number ( Non Irish licence holders are currently not eligible to access portal)

? Email address (email address must be unique to the user – the same email address cannot be used for more than one driver)

? Date of birth – please ensure that you input in the correct format – ddmmyyyy


If any of the above details are incorrect you will not be able to register your account. When you have successfully registered, you will be issued with a password (via email) which will enable you to log on to the ‘MYCPC’ portal.

Please note that passwords are automatically generated and cannot be changed. Therefore in order to avoid errors when entering your password, we advise that you ‘copy and paste’ the password from the email to the log in screen.

‘Non-Compliant records’

Drivers are required to complete one day of periodic training per year. Those who were late completing training and subsequently completed more than one training day in any training year will have a ‘non-compliant’ record. Drivers are required to email ( or write to the Driver Education Unit, RSA and advise of the reason they were late in completing their training. The Driver Education Unit will then be in a position to correct the drivers training record.

Applying For Your CPC Card

Drivers with ‘acquired rights’ are required to complete 1 day of periodic training per year in each 5 year training cycle (35 hours) before qualifying for their CPC Card. When all 5 training days have been completed (6 if you hold both bus and truck categories) qualified drivers can apply for their CPC Card by either method listed below:

1. Drivers who have a Digital Tachograph card can give permission to the RSA to use their image and signature from their Digital Tachograph card for their Driver Qualification card. These drivers will receive their CPC cards by the 10th September. Drivers wishing to avail of this should text the following information to 51444 ‘Driver number’ <space> ‘Y’ <space> ‘surname’ (please ensure to follow this format and to insert the space in between each item). Alternatively you can log on to the ‘MYCPC’ portal and tick the highlighted box to give your approval to the RSA to use your information.

2. Drivers that do not have a Digital Tachograph card will need to complete a ‘Driver Qualification Card Application Form’ and return it to the Driver Education Unit in the RSA with a passport photograph (Drivers with Non Irish licence will also need to send a photocopy of licence with the application). Application forms are available from Driver CPC Training Organisations, Motor Tax Offices or by contacting the RSA –





Penalties for non-compliance

If you are a professional driver and you do not have a CPC or cannot show that you have a Driver CPC you are breaking the law and could be liable to penalties as follows:

? Falsifying documentation -fine up to €5,000

? Driving without a valid Driver CPC – fine of €2,000

? If you or an employer permit another driver, who does not have a valid Driver CPC, to drive a relevant vehicle you/they could be liable for a fine up to €5,000


Tachograph Course for Drivers

The next tachograph course for Drivers will be held in Clonakilty on Thursday August 01st  commencing at 9.30am

The course will outline the driver’s responsibilities on the use of digital and analogue tachographs. It will go through the drivers hours and rest breaks as well as understanding to read the print out. It will also outline the Driver’s responsibilities and obligations specifically. A question and answer session will be included.

For booking please phone the office on 027-52727