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Everything You Need To Know About Dumper Trucks

We talk an awful lot about lorries and ‘standard’ HGV’s on this blog. But there is a lot more out there in the HGV world, that maybe we don’t talk about as much. One of those is the dumper truck. Popular with kids the world around, the dumper truck is the hero of construction workers […]

4 New Jobs That Are Just A License Upgrade Away

It’s June, which means we’re officially 6 months in to the new year. And if you made a resolution to change jobs or find a new career path, this post is for you. Because over 2/3 of people who make resolutions like that don’t actually act on them until around this time, if at all. […]

5 Ways To Beat Driver Fatigue

Drowsy driving is suspected to be a primary cause in more than 20% of road fatalities. Most fatigue-related accidents occur during normal sleeping hours, and the more severe the crash, the more likely it is that the driver or drivers were fatigued. Fatigue is a likely factor in almost one-third of single-vehicle crashes in rural areas. Many […]

5 Tips For Your Hazard Perception Theory Test

The HGV Training Centre is dedicated to helping our drivers learn the ropes of driving HGV’s, from the practical side to the theory behind it all. Driver safety, procedures, how to identify hazards. We cover all of it and more in our training. But lately, we’ve been getting a lot of enquiries about the hazard […]

Preparing For Your HGV Theory Test

When you’re preparing to upgrade your standard driving license to an HGV one, you will need to take a theory test. Just like your original test, this test is split into 2 parts, multiple choice and hazard perception, but these are aimed at the HGV industry. At The HGV Training Centre, we specialise in providing […]

5 Ways To Beat Driver Fatigue

Drowsy driving is suspected to be a primary cause in more than 20% of road fatalities. Most fatigue-related accidents occur during normal sleeping hours, and the more severe the crash, the more likely it is that the driver or drivers were fatigued. Fatigue is a likely factor in almost one-third of single-vehicle crashes in rural areas. Many […]

Driving A Minibus – 101 Guide

Minibuses are a great way to transport a whole bunch of people from one place to another. You can rent them from almost any vehicle rental agency, or you could even learn to drive one professionally. But believe it or not, there are some restrictions on what you’re allowed to do with a minibus, and […]

4 Secret Habits Of Healthy HGV Drivers

HGV driving may be a very demanding job, but it’s also one that’s very sedentary. As a result, many HGV drivers suffer from health problems in some way, from injuries to cholesterol. In reality, what many people see as an ‘easy’ job actually requires a lot more discipline than your average 9-5 routine does. But […]

HGV’s – Do They Pay Their Way?

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve heard people complaining about the state of the roads in the UK. And we can’t exactly blame them – as people who drive on them for prolonged periods every day, we know exactly what you mean. But our problem comes with what people are claiming is […]

Gritting Lorries – Keeping You Safe in Winter Weather

‘The gritters are out’. Yes, it’s that time of year again, where the snow starts to fall and people start to get fidgety about the roads. At this moment, gritter lorries are making their rounds across England, Scotland and Wales, battling to make the roads a safer place for determined motorists. In Scotland, you can […]

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