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What are mega trucks, and are they a good or a bad thing?

Posted on Mar 06, 2017 by Prath520

‘Mega trucks’ is the name given to HGVs that are longer, wider and heavier than any other type of HGV. These trucks can be so long that they take up more space on the road than two double-decker buses combined – up to 25.25m in length – and may weigh anything up to 60 tonnes...READ MORE

Corporate Driver Training and Tyre Inflation

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 by Prath520

As a leading provider of corporate driver training in the UK, the HGV Training Centre has opportunities to work with companies of all sizes and scopes. One week we may train a group of drivers employed by a major haulage firm looking to meet CPC requirements while the next week we are working with van..READ MORE

Corporate Driver Training Idea: The Consequences of Speed

Posted on Jan 05, 2016 by Prath520

Perusing industry news in preparation for writing this blog post, we ran across an interesting commentary written by a local resident in Nottinghamshire detailing a speeding incident that landed him in a speed awareness course. The driver’s commentary could provide the basis for a very effective corporate driver training course on the consequences of speed..READ MORE

Future Fleet Driver Training to Include Sleep Apnoea Module?

Posted on Dec 03, 2014 by Prath520

Sleep apnoea is a serious and often debilitating condition that can make it dangerous to drive. For that reason, the Freight Transportation Association (FTA) has teamed up with the OSA Partnership Group to develop a CPC training module addressing the condition. The FTA says the module’s materials will be available to both members and non-members..READ MORE

Should Corporate Driver Training Include Health Assessments?

Posted on Sep 05, 2014 by Prath520

The largely sedentary nature of professional driving suggests that industry workers could be subject to a range of serious health issues the longer they work in the field. Using data compiled by a number of different sources, occupational health expert Diane Romano-Woodward makes the case for individual health assessments to prevent such problems in a..READ MORE

Ignorance and Lack of Fleet Training Causing Problems in UK

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 by Prath520

Drivers taking to the roads across the UK have a reasonable expectation that operators of commercial vehicles have been properly trained and are fully cognisant of the law as it applies to them. However, a recent study commissioned by DAC Beechcroft and Allianz Commercial suggests we might want to lower those expectations. It would appear..READ MORE

Taxi Driver Ramps up Efforts to Mandate CRP Checks

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 by Prath520

Last autumn we reported on a Middlesbrough taxi driver who had begun a one-man crusade to ensure CRB checks are mandatory for all PCV and PSV licence holders. Now the taxi driver has enlisted the help of a Middlesbrough MP and launched an official petition in support of his cause.READ MORE

Ambulance Service Looking for New Paramedics

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 by Prath520

Most of the news we cover on our website is directly related to HGVs, coaches and buses. However, from time to time we like to talk about other aspects of commercial driving, including ambulance driver training. That’s what we will discuss in this post by way of a news story from the BBC.READ MORE

Falsifying Records Land Drivers, Managers in Prison

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 by Prath520

In one of the more comprehensive cases of its kind, the Crown Court in Carlisle sentenced a group of drivers and managers to prison terms and licence suspensions for falsifying records in a case that lasted more than three years. According to HGV UK, the 17 individuals were issued varying sentences based on their involvement..READ MORE

Is VOSA Compromising Highway Safety?

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 by Prath520

Whether a driver receives his HGV training Norfolk, Hampshire, or South Yorkshire, highway safety is one of the things emphasised by the training centre. However, the driver is only part of the equation. His employer and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) also have a part to play. Some believe the VOSA is not..READ MORE


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