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Are your drivers up to date with their Driver CPC?

The approaching deadline for professional drivers to complete their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training is September 9, 2024. To ensure that their drivers can find suitable training in time, operators are urged to encourage drivers whose Driver CPC...

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James is now truckin’ with Driver Hire

Driver Hire Training has forged a link with the increasingly popular Youtuber, James Eaton. His weekly YouTube update, ‘Truckin’ with James’, is about his life as an HGV driver working in the South West of England. It has 16.7k subscribers...

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Driver CPC aids safety

It’s hard to believe that come September 2024, Driver CPC will complete its third five-year cycle, having been introduced in 2009. Since then, HGV drivers have been required to complete 35 hours’ Driver CPC training every 5 years, to retain their...

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Driver Hire Training takes Health & Safety stand

Driver Hire is at the 2024 ‘Health & Safety Event’, which is being held at Birmingham’s NEC from 30/4 to 2/5. It’s the UK’s ‘must go to’ for anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient work environment. Alongside exhibitors,...

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Industry and Government cash to improve truckstops

New showers, new restaurants, improved security and 430 more parking spaces are all on the agenda for truck stops across the UK. It’s all thanks to a joint £16.5m investment by the industry and the Government. The industry is doing...

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Civil Law Prosecutions – A risk to your business?

In civil cases, the company is automatically guilty at the start of proceedings Currently there is no limit to the level of compensation that can be claimed Fleet Managers must have a good understanding of the company's legal obligations When it...

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Learning your Health & Safety lessons

“Simple control measures would have prevented this accident . . . “ “Easy steps can be taken to reduce the risk of visiting drivers becoming injured on site.” Both of the above are comments from Health & Safety Inspectors in...

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A Complete Guide to Drivers’ Hours Legislation

Scheduling, tachographs, and when to take rest days and regular breaks are things that commercial drivers have to think about every day. But there is a lot of confusion regarding the most recent, up-to-date legislation regarding Drivers' Hours. That’s understandable...

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Can You Drive an HGV on a Bus Licence?

Whether you drive a bus or HGV for a living, you must have a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) as well as a vocational driving licence. However, you’re a bus driver, you may be wondering whether your PCV licence...

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Can You Drive an HGV with Diabetes?

Working in the transport and logistics industry as an HGV driver offers a range of fantastic opportunities in a rewarding career. If you’re considering getting an HGV licence but you have diabetes, you may be asking yourself ‘can diabetics drive...

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What Alternative Fuels can HGVs Use?

One of the most important matters globally is sustainability. In particular, the road freight industry has been in the spotlight in the race to be greener. More than a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions result from transport, and...

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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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6 Tips for Preventing Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is the criminal theft of any type of freight products that are in the process of being shipped along a supply chain. It’s one of the toughest problems for the transport and logistics industry to tackle, as criminal...

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Beginners Guide to HGV Insurance

To put it simply, HGV insurance is the policy you need to drive an HGV on the road. It ensures that in the event of an accident, the HGV driver is protected against claims from other road users for damage...

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