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Drivers Going Digital

Posted on 23 Jun, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
  No, we don’t mean digital drivers instead of people (though that is close to happening in some cases thanks to driverless cars). In this case we mean bringing the heavily paper based HGV driving industry into the 21st century,…
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HGV Drivers And Brexit

Posted on 09 Jun, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
If you live in the UK, it’s probably safe to say you’ve heard a lot about Brexit over the past year. The subject of Britain’s potential exit from the EU has caused a lot of heated debate, and we have…
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Avoiding Petrol Theft In HGVs

Posted on 24 May, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
HGV drivers are very rarely the victims of crime while on the road, there’s just too much moving around. But on one of the few occasions that they are targeted, it is often for the crime of petrol theft. The…
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A Beginners Guide To The Driver CPC- Theory

Posted on 10 May, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
If you want to become a HGV driver in most European countries, you will need to complete something called a Driver CPC – which stands for certificate of professional competency. This means you have been deemed legally capable of handling…
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4 Different Types Of HGV

Posted on 26 Apr, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
When we talk about HGVs, most people bring the same image to mind – a single carriage lorry trundling along the motorway at 70 MPH. However, while this might be the most common type of HGV out there, the term…
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Things HGV Drivers Wished You Knew

Posted on 12 Apr, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
In 2007, the Guardian published an excellent piece profiling what it is like to be an HGV driver. The article looked specifically at one driver whose job had him on the road, away from home, five days per week. It…
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Your HGV MOT

Posted on 22 Mar, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
Every year, hundreds of thousands of HGV’s undergo annual checks to ensure they are safe and roadworthy. Last year, 417,767 HGV’s were submitted for their annual checks in the UK. Out of that monumental number, 71,855 failed. That’s 17% that…
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Change Your Driving – Save Money On Fuel

Posted on 08 Mar, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
In today’s money focussed world, fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every professional driver’s mind. Despite many accepting it as a cost of doing business (which to a large extent it is), drivers do still have a level of…
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Don’t Be A News Headline – Check Your Driving Habits

Posted on 22 Feb, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
Over the last few months there has been a lot of bad press around HGV drivers. Whether it’s the man in the South who killed a family by driving his lorry into them, or the hundred drivers caught along the…
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LGV Rest Stop Etiquette – Don’t Be Caught Out

Posted on 08 Feb, 2017 by Charlotte Haye
As a professional HGV driver, driving long distances on a daily basis, you’re going to be comes very familiar with LGV rest stops and service stations. In fact, these are likely to become your lifelines – the place you can…
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