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Based at Exeter in Devon, Dave Robbins Transport Academy develops careers in the road transport industry by providing professional driver and management training.

The academy specialises in LGV driver training for both new and established drivers, as well as providing ADR, Driver CPC and Operator CPC courses. All of this is conducted from our purpose built centre in Exeter, Devon.

Dave Robbins is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT). He has over 35 years’ experience in the industry as a driver, an operator and a trainer. Over this period he has developed direct links with operators across the South West. These links allow the academy to offer opportunities for entry into the industry by offering job interviews with leading operators in the region.

Dave began driving professionally in 1979, working for Associated Deliveries, Dalgety Spillers and then B Thompson & Sons Transport.

In 1986, after gaining his National and International CPCs, he purchased his own tractor unit and trailer. Over the next 15 years, Dave Robbins Transport grew to a peak of 8 vehicles and 12 trailers, servicing many blue chip clients.

Dave has also been a regular contributor to Trucking magazine over the past 10 years. This has included the composition of numerous company profiles as well as articles on multi-trailer operations and driver migration in Australia, Canada and the United States.


These later trips involved the piloting of four-trailer road trains and 120 foot long “turnpike” vehicle combinations.

Since 2005, Dave has been an LGV instructor in Exeter, Devon.

This involves training individuals and in-house trainers for other businesses, as well as constant consultation with DVSA LGV driving examiners. Since the Driver CPC was introduced in September 2009, he has also been teaching courses on subjects such as digital and analogue tachographs, drivers’ hours and industry awareness.