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Are You Driving Your Manager Mad? Stop Doing These 5 Things!

If you’re a professional HGV driver, then the odds are you will be working with other people. People within the same company who all work together to ensure that things get done the right way, on time and on budget, keeping clients and staff happy. One of those people will be your direct manager, and […]

Are Dash Cams A Good Idea For HGV Drivers?

If you’re a professional HGV driver, then a good chunk of your time every day (and night) will be spent on the road. Once you’ve been doing it for a while, you’ll have your own little ‘essentials’ kit that makes life a little easier while you’re away from home. Things like pillows, food and drink, […]

How to Stay Focussed on Long Journeys

If you’re a professional HGV driver, odds are you do some pretty long trips behind the wheel. It’s part of the job, so not exactly surprising. But it does mean you will probably suffer from one of the big issues affecting HGV drivers – fatigue on the road. Racking up thousands of miles can be […]

Safe Loading Practices – What and Why

As you go through your training as an HGV driver, you will probably notice a heavy focus on safety. It’s not surprising – this job requires you to be in charge of a multi-tonne vehicle around road users and pedestrians, so employers want to know you will be safe and responsible with it. But on […]

What is the LGV Licence and How Does It Work?

Did you know that there is no such thing as ‘a drivers licence’? Yes, it is a physical thing, but there are so many varieties out there that we don’t think there should be just a universal term for it. There are hundreds of different kinds of licence out there, each of which allows you […]

Our Top 4 Truck Stops in the UK

When you’re a professional HGV driver, there are certain things you get a good feel for. One of those is the state of service stations, and which ones are worth stopping at vs which ones are better avoided. Since you will be forced to spend at least some time in them to meet your mandated […]

What Do You Need to Apply for a Provisional LGV Licence?

If you’ve got your standard driving licence, you may think that getting your LGV licence is exactly the same process. After all, how different can it be? And to some extent, you’re right. A lot of it is the same, just longer or more thorough. For example, instead of one theory and one practical test, […]

Need LGV Drivers? Consider Offering LGV Training

You may (or may not) have noticed, but LGV drivers are in high demand and short supply at the moment. Regular readers of our blog will know that there has been a driver shortage in place for a few years now, and while the haulage industry has been trying it’s best to encourage more people […]

3 Things You Might Not Know About the HGV Medical Exam

If you’ve been reading our blogs for a while now, you probably already know that becoming an HGV driver isn’t exactly a simple process. There are a lot of hoops to jump through to get your licence and lots of different options depending on what you want to do. But one of the things every […]