Let’s be honest. The COVID-19 outbreak has presented many individuals, companies and even the government with both numerous and significant challenges. The Logistics sector is a unique one – but one in which we have been operating for many years. Our understanding of it, including the people who make it what it is, continues… Read more »
Wondering how to become an HGV driver? For the right person, HGV driving offers excellent career opportunities. The online shopping and home delivery boom mean logistics has never been more in demand. And, with a national shortage of drivers out there, the good ones are never out of work [OK – we’ll make an exception… Read more »
We are living in unprecedented times, navigating uncharted waters and doing our best to do what’s best. The last time the world saw something on the scale of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was from 1918-1920 when “Spanish Flu” wiped out more people than the World War that had immediately preceded it. In 1918, however, there weren’t… Read more »
Guest written by Sam Hay, Training & Marketing Manager Recently, I was fortunate enough for Backline to put me through my HGV Class 2 licence. Having been with the company since 2011, I’ve picked up plenty of industry knowledge in that time – but nothing quite compares to getting the first-hand experience of actually… Read more »
Whether you’re part of a logistics company, a supplier or a driver, there are events, trade shows and conferences in 2020 that you won’t want to miss. We have gathered 14 of the top shows and conferences from around Europe where you can seek new business and work opportunities, catch up with old clients as… Read more »
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever had about your HGV driving career? As we enter into the New Year and a new decade, we’ve been wondering what great advice we could share with you to help you continue your HGV driving career. After much deliberation and note comparing we quickly realised… Read more »
What will the future of HGV driving look like? HGV driving is an essential part of every product-based business. Products need to get from factories to warehouses, to stores, and finally to customer doors and HGV drivers are a vital part of this logistical process. When it comes to considering the future of… Read more »
There are more than 183,000 HGV driving jobs in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).That’s plenty to go around. However, each region has different job opportunities with different industries playing key roles in local economies. This means that while demand for drivers in the UK is certainly up, not… Read more »
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that there is some pretty appalling behaviour out there on the roads at times! From tailgating to ignoring rights of way – when your office is 5ft above the tarmac with an engine you’ll have encountered it all! We’ve compiled the Top… Read more »
Winter weather can cause havoc on the roads. Ice, snow, wind, fog and the cold can all feel like a challenge designed to test a driver’s professionalism. It demands that even the best take extra care so check out our handy HGV winter driving guide With weather experts predicting another Beast from the East… Read more »
Whether your circumstances have forced it, or you just fancied a change of scenery – there are a number of reasons why you might choose to get back behind the wheel for a living after taking a break…
The best jobs go to the top drivers. And being the best takes more than just being able to drive or deliver on time. Find out what you need here
When it comes to finding and securing the best paid HGV driving jobs there are a few things you need to consider. You need to know what role you are aiming for, and what experience, training and track record employers want. After all, if you know what the best employers are looking for it… Read more »
Sometimes we hear drivers say that HGV driving is a harder job than it used to be. So, in this article, we’ve identified three major elements of HGV driving jobs that have changed over the years and explore their impact on the lives and roles of drivers.
Ever dream about what it would be like to jack in that 9-5 and jump behind the wheel of a 44-tonne truck? You’re not alone.