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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 […]

How Regulations Keep HGV’s Safe

HGV’s are big, heavy vehicles, with the potential to cause a lot of chaos and damage. There’s no denying that one. And the destructive potential of these (and all other) vehicles was proven this month, when 2 HGV’s collided with a minibus on the M1, killing 8 people. After this, many people have been shouting […]

Taking Care Of Your Drivers

HGV drivers are the lifeblood of the UK industry – there are no two ways about it. And with drivers being in such shortage, maintaining a strong and healthy workforce to drive the haulage industry is essential to success. But how can an employer ensure that their drivers are healthy, happy and able to do […]

10 Reasons You Should Consider a Career as an HGV Driver

It’s January, which means it’s the time of year that people start looking back at their last year in work and start wondering if they were really enjoying themselves. And if you’re looking to switch careers, you can’t do much better than an HGV driver. It’s a far cry from the standard 9-5 routine and […]

Longer HGV’s – Emissions Saviour Or Damp Squib?

For a few years now, HGV’s have been attacked for being bad for the environment. Not only are they primarily diesel vehicles (more on that here), but they also produce a much higher level of carbon emissions than other vehicles. To combat that, there have been a number of new strides forward in reducing emissions […]

Do You Sleep In Your Cab?

Are you a HGV driver who takes their rest stops in their cab? Do you regularly just pull up at the side of the road, roll back into your sleeper compartment and take a nap when it’s time to stop driving? Well, you could be in trouble.   In their latest attempt to crack down […]

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