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Parallel Parking – #1 Guide to Master your Vehicle Manoeuvre

Learning parallel parking can strike fear into the hearts of the HGV learner drivers. Knowing how to best execute the manoeuvre with a collective understanding and practice is the key to learning parallel parking. FleetSpeak suggests you read this essential guide on parallel parking before preparing to take your first driving test. What is parallel parking? Parallel parking basically means parking your vehicle parallel to the motorway with other vehicles in the line. Generally, you must drive your vehicle alongside the vehicle in the front to find the available space before adjusting beside it. Parking parallel to the road is generally considered a tricky job for new HGV drivers to get their hands on. Still, eventually, it becomes a habit with the right amount of practice and is essential ...[Read More]

Here’s how you can find the best truck stops in the UK

We all agree upon the lack of suitable truck stops and places to rest for HGV drivers in the UK, not considering the fines being enforced on drivers parking in the lay-bys. With a fleeting decrease in these rest stops, where can you go to rest as an HGV driver without worrying a bit? Since the European Union’s extended rules for drivers’ hours have come into effect over the pandemic, HGV drivers are prioritizing their work hours over rest. Due to these extended work hours, drivers do not get a proper rest space to recharge. Instead, they take their regular weekly rest breaks in lay-bys (on or near public roads), which is deemed unsafe and can lead drivers to pay hefty fines or even getting restricted by DVSA. How to find great UK truck stops? In order to take a rest break, ever...[Read More]