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.
Why and how to avoid training brokers when booking your HGV driver training.
The air of uncertainty around Brexit has been lingering for some time. With no deal yet decided there is simply no way to know what kind of allowances will be made or negotiated for the continued interaction between the UK and Europe on any level. So what does that mean for HGV driving after Brexit? … Read more »
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (or Driver CPC / DCPC for short) is a mandatory qualification for the majority of drivers operating vehicles over 3.5 Tonne or 8 passenger seats for work. There are some exemptions from the rules (more details on DCPC exemptions here) but generally speaking if you’re being paid to drive… Read more »
There are a number of key traits that elite HGV drivers have. Knowing these traits can help employers make good hiring decisions and perhaps more importantly, help drivers determine whether or not this is really the career for them. # In this article we outline 5 of those key qualities that “elite” HGV drivers have… Read more »
For vehicle operators, the costs associated with the buying of fuel and in particular diesel, make up a large proportion of operating budgets. Yet all too often, the actual process of buying fuel is an afterthought or relies on a process that has neither been reviewed nor updated for many years. The aim of… Read more »
How do you choose a good logistics partner? It’s a question companies up and down the UK regularly ask themselves, especially after a bad experience. This short 5-minute read should help you spot some of the mistakes a bad logistics partner always makes, and help you prevent them from happening again, and again. … Read more »
There are a few questions you must ask your logistics partner about their drivers, before getting into bed with them. Some crucial things you simply must know. Most importantly, you will want to determine the internal health of the company. This will help you to anticipate future problems that might arise if you work… Read more »
A good logistics partner is someone you have full confidence in when it comes to handling your product, this is a massive stress reliever, but also vital for healthy business growth. The ‘right’ logistics partner, however, is much more than this. When it comes to your third-party logistics (3PL) provider you need to have full… Read more »