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Staying Fit and Healthy on the Road as an HGV Driver

Demand for professional drivers continues to grow. As new people join the industry, it’s possible that some may not have thought about the importance of maintaining a good work life balance or the lifestyle changes that may require a new...

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7 Tips for Driving Your Truck Safely in Spring

With winter almost behind us, commercial drivers will be thrilled at the prospect of dry roads. However, whilst driving in spring may be less dangerous than being on the road through winter ice and snow, there are still safety measures...

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HGV Driver Essentials: Must-Have Items for the Road

Experienced commercial drivers will have accumulated a collection of essential items in their cab over time. This knowledge is invaluable for new truckers as knowing what to take on the road with you isn’t always as straightforward when you’re just...

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Strategies to Increase Driver Productivity

The early months of the year can often leave people feeling demotivated and less productive. Therefore, it’s essential fleet managers put in place strategies to maintain and increase the productivity of HGV drivers. Supporting your drivers in this way will...

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8 changes you need to know about the Highway Code

Changes will be made to The Highway Code from Saturday 29 January 2022, following a review of the Highway Code last year, with the aim to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. The review was followed...

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Tips for Winter Driving

We're fully immersed into the colder, Winter months and are starting to see flurries of snow across the UK. To help you stay safe behind the wheel, we have pulled together these top tips on keeping road-safe when driving in...

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Get wise, get ahead – DriveWise workshops in 2022

Driver Hire Training's DriveWise portfolio of services are designed to be flexible and effective. Training can be delivered online as well as in-person, making it easier than ever for you to meet your duty of care for people who drive...

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The Benefits of a Career as a Driver

With 195,000 logistics organisations in the UK and 2.5 million people working in wider logistics roles, the industry plays an essential role in facilitating the UK’s prosperity, development and standard of living. HGV drivers are key to the success of the...

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Everything you Need to Know about Trailers

Trucks are the most commonly used means of transporting freight. By the end of 2019, cargo moved in the UK by HGVs increased by 1% in comparison to 2018, to 154 billion tonne kilometres. When trucks transport cargo, they require trailers to carry the load. In haulage, it’s important to use a...

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6 of the Most Unusual HGV Loads

HGVs often have a limit on the amount that is safe to load them with. Long, heavy or wide loads will typically be transported under the abnormal indivisible loads provisions of the Motor Vehicle (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order 2003 (STGO).  At Driver Hire, our drivers pride themselves on their...

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The Many Benefits of Switching to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The UK is set to experience an electric vehicle revolution. Hybrid and electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular as a feasible everyday mode of transport – including in the logistics industry. Not only does an electric lorry and hybrid lorry offer a clean and quiet drive but they help reform the industry’s relationship with the environment,...

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New changes to the Class 1 (Cat. C+E) driving test

New changes to the Class 1 (Cat. C+E) driving test have been introduced from Monday 15th November 2021. The changes will see the addition of a “fast-track” option for training towards a Class 1 (Category C+E) licence. Prior to the...

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Understanding Your Driving Licence

Although your driving licence may look like a small piece of plastic, it holds a lot more information than you may think. There are various types of vehicles you can drive on public roads in the UK, and these categories...

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