Author: Chris

Want to become an HGV driver? Ignore these 5 lorry driver myths

It’s time to dispel those misconceptions…

Rise in number of drivers targeted by scammers

The number of drivers being targeted by scammers is rising. Between July and September 2020, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) saw a 603% increase in reported scams compared to the same three months in 2019.

LGV or HGV drivers – what’s the difference?

If you’re thinking about starting your career as an LGV or HGV driver, you’ve got an exciting journey ahead of you. But you’ve also got to work out exactly what kind of vehicle you want to drive. A common question that we’re often asked is ‘what’s the difference between an HGV and LGV?’

HGV driver training reforms needed

The government needs to urgently tackle the driver shortage by focusing on HGV driver training, apprenticeships and HGV driver tests, says Logistics UK.  More needs to be done, says the trade association to ensure there is enough financial support for HGV driver training, reforms are made to the apprenticeship levy and HGV driver tests are prioritised after so many have been cancelled due to Covid...

Government issues guidance on HGV tyre defects and damage

Worn or damaged tyres are dangerous, yet there are still reports of vehicles with tyres that pose a serious risk to road safety. HGV operators and maintenance inspectors need to make the right and consistent decisions about the wear, defects and damage to vehicle tyres. This is essential if vehicles are going to pass MOTs and roadside inspection. But more importantly, it is essential to protect th...

6 skills you need to be the best truck driver ever

It takes a bit of time and practice to learn how to drive a car. But it takes a lot of skill and effort to become a truck driver. And if you want to be the best truck driver, you need to hone those skills to perfection. Reckon you’ve got what it takes to become the best truck driver? Here are six skills you’ll need to make it to the top of the HGV driver stack. 1 Working independently Working as a...

Risk of fatal injury high in transport sector

New data has revealed the transport sector has an injury rate far higher than the average in other sectors.

Drivers want cameras to spot illegal phone use

A survey conducted for the RAC has revealed that 8% of drivers in the UK admit to taking part in video calls while behind the wheel.

£5 million of Apple products stolen in truck theft

Apple products worth a total of £5 million were stolen from an HGV in the UK.

Ban on freight lorries to France – expect serious disruption

The ban, which came into effect at 11pm on Sunday 20th December, is expected to have a ‘devastating effect’ on the supply of food and other goods to Britain.

UK road haulage companies sign open letter to Brexit negotiators

A total of 33 road haulage associations from around Europe have signed an open letter calling on all parties to agree on a Brexit deal. Among them are the Road Haulage Association and Logistics UK.

No need to speed: Road Safety Week 2020

The ‘How safe are the streets where you live’ survey questioned more than 1,700 members of the public, concluding that the majority of residents feel speeding is a problem in their area.