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Brexit and Haulage – What’s the Impact so far?

It’s nearly the end of January, which means the UK officially left the EU almost a month ago. After years of discussions, negotiations and a lot of speculation from business owners, we can now see a rough picture of what a post-Brexit Britain looks like. And more specifically, a post-Brexit haulage industry. Of course it’s […]

Supporting the Mental Health of HGV Drivers

How well do you know your drivers? Well enough for them to come to you if they had a problem? Well enough to spot if they were struggling? When it comes to the transport and logistics industry, mental health has been an area of concern for quite a while. They hold a role in our […]

HGV Driver Jargon Explained

We all know that every industry out there has its jargon. But you might think that HGV driving would be the exception – beyond the standard driving terms. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. The haulage industry is chock-a-block with words, phrases and acronyms you may not have ever heard before, and therefore wouldn’t know anything […]

I’m an Introvert – is HGV Driving Right for me?

If you’re an introvert, it can feel a bit daunting to find a job that suits your personality type. Crowded offices make you anxious, and you can’t think of anything worse than working in the service industry, interacting with people every single day. So what do you do? Well, you could become an HGV driver. […]

Can Driving A HGV Be Flexible?

Yes, it can. But you probably want more information than that. Because over the last 10 or so years, flexibility in the workplace has gone from non-existent, to an interesting idea, to one of the biggest things candidates look for when job hunting. And with a global pandemic going on, flexible working has quickly gone […]

What Do HGV Drivers Eat On The Road?

Being a long-haul HGV driver comes with a lot of challenges. From being able to lift and load safely, to having a good sense of direction and being able to work long, tiring hours. But one of the challenges a lot of people don’t think about is food. If you work an office job, or […]

Will my Work Visa Let me Drive a HGV in the UK?

With the national shortage of HGV drivers hitting an all time high, there has never been a better time to become a HGV driver. But what if you’re not a UK citizen? What if you know how to drive a HGV, and have been professionally in your own country, but want to move to the […]

Why Should You Train As An HGV Driver In 2020?

There is no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. With lockdown starting in February, we now have only a few months left before we will be waving goodbye to the year, and hoping that next year will be better. If you’ve struggled with work due to Covid-19, you might be worrying […]

Beyond The Driving – Your Pre-Drive Safety Checklist (Part 2)

Welcome back! If you’re just joining us for the first time, we recommend you go back and read the first instalment of this series. That covers all of the interior vehicle checks you will need to do every day before you start driving your HGV for the first time. These safety checks are absolutely essential […]

Beyond The Driving – Your Pre-Drive Safety Checklist (Part 1)

When it comes to working as a professional HGV driver, there are a lot of things for you to remember. Your daily life is made up of much more than just driving from point A to point B, and you will be required to do everything from loading your vehicle to planning routes and filling […]