Our website uses cookies to give you a better browsing experience, and by using our site you accept our cookies policy

OKRead

Exactly How Fit Do I Need to Be to Hold a HGV Licence?

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Prath520

The medical rules governing who can and cannot drive a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) are very strict and for good reason, as losing control of lorry weighing several tons is something that is likely to have lethal consequences. We often get asked questions about the HGV medical exam and about specific medical conditions that prohibit..READ MORE

3 Great Reasons the HGV Medical Looks at Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Posted on Mar 02, 2016 by Prath520

Any new driver looking to obtain a commercial driving licence is required to undergo a standard HGV medical exam. Currently-licenced drivers must undergo subsequent exams on a regular basis in order to keep their licences. As part of the medical evaluation, doctors look for any signs or symptoms that would indicate drug or alcohol abuse.READ MORE

Glasgow Accident Results in Calls for Tighter Driver Medicals

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 by Prath520

A tragic accident in Glasgow caused by a medical incident suffered by an HGV driver has led to calls for tighter driver medicals and medical reporting. The 2014 accident involving a bin lorry resulted in the deaths of six people who were out shopping when the lorry driver suffered a seizure and blacked out.READ MORE

Does HGV Medical Testing Need to Change?

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 by Prath520

By now, you are likely familiar with the tragic story of the six people killed in Glasgow by an HGV driver who blacked out behind the wheel. The accident in December 2014 might have been avoidable had the driver been forthright about medical conditions he was suffering from. Unfortunately, he was not, leading to the..READ MORE

3 Things You Need to Know about HGV Medical Requirements

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 by Prath520

Anyone wishing to drive an HGV or PCV professionally must undergo a comprehensive medical exam prior to earning a first licence. Medical exams are then repeated on a regular basis after that. The exams are not difficult to pass if you are in reasonably good health, but they are intended to keep unfit drivers off..READ MORE

FREE THEORY TEST PRACTICE

Just fill in your details below and we’ll send you a free theory test practice with.
Just let us know your score...

We reserve the right to contact you in the
future via this email

By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

FIND OUT ABOUT OUR “TRAIN NOW, PAY LATER” FINANCE OPTION

By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

FIND OUT MORE

By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

GOT A BURNING QUESTION

By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

ASK A QUESTION

By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

Request A Callback
  • By Signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

Corporate Form