In recent years we’ve been involved in projects that have focused on the development of professional drivers, and we’ve built a reputation for consistent work that can be relied upon for the evolution of the profession. If you’re looking for a reliable project partner, if you have an idea for a project and need some input or if you need research and evaluation services then please don’t hesitate to contact us!
EU Safe Dock Project / 2006 - 2009

Working for the Freight Transport Association (FTA) at the time, James Tillyer worked with a European partnership to develop safer working standards for Spanish dock workers in the south of country. The results of this project were used to improve standards at several docks and led to a decrease in the rate of accidents involving workers. James was responsible for establishing a landside standard of practice, quality assurance and interpretation.

EU Prof DRV / 2010 – 2013
Prof-DRV-Logo.jpg - Another project led by James Tillyer on behalf of the UK partner FTA was one that focused on building an EQF compatible set of knowledge, skills and competences for professional drivers in relation to Directive 2003/59 (more commonly known as Driver CPC). The results and recommendations of this project were used as key reference material by the European Commission as part of their consultation on the subject between July – October 2013 and led to a more structured framework for truck drivers across Europe. James was responsible for developing the knowledge, skills and competences for 12 tasks of professional truck driving, UK analysis of periodic training standards, interviews and stakeholder workshops.
EU ICT DRV / 2012 – 2015
ICT-DRV-Logo.jpg – Another in the series of ‘DRV’ projects, ICT-DRV focused on computer-based distance learning (CBT) and the application of simulators (SBT) within vocational education and training. This project delivered some key results which showed a need for more integrated solutions between CBT-based training, the European Qualification Framework and National implementation of training standards. James was responsible for helping to develop trainer competences and recommendations as well as facilitate the involvement of stakeholders throughout the project. The results were used alongside those from Prof DRV in the Driver CPC public consultation.
EU Future DRV / 2016 – 2019
Future-DRV-Logo.jpg - The Future DRV project used the results from the previous two projects to explore the future of professional driving by reviewing the tasks and role of professional drivers and their qualification requirements in 2030 and beyond. James was responsible for helping to develop the core driver profile, for issues specific to bus drivers, providing advice for the development of two pilot training modules and for stakeholder engagement.
EU Steer to Career DRV – 2018 – 2021
Steer-To-Career-DRV-Logo.jpg - Devised by Transformotion and part-funded through the Erasmus + programme, Steer to Career aims to build on the work already done through the other projects. The focus is making sure that professional truck and bus drivers have redeployment opportunities when level 5 (full autonomy) is eventually used in mainstream road transport, effectively limiting the risk of mass redundancies. James is the overall project coordinator and contributor with Davina managing the project.

I have been working with James for nearly a decade now and when I reflect upon the various European projects we have collaborated on, the first thing that comes to mind is that James has a keen understanding of all the challenges and opportunities facing the transport and logistics sectors, especially in this era of intense technological enhancements. I have also been fortunate enough to work under James’ guidance in projects coordinated by Transformotion, where James has always made sure to blend quality, rigorousness and effectiveness with an open-minded collaborative approach.

Moncef Semichi
Deputy Director, Department of Studies and Projects, AFT DEV Transport and Logistics, France
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