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FTA’s 3 Changes That Would Make LGV Operators’ Lives Easier

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 by Prath520

We appreciate the hard work put forth by the Freight Transportation Association (FTA) on behalf of member companies and the haulage industry as a whole. Their latest effort is one of contributing to a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation intended to look at ways the various agencies it controls can be streamlined to make things..READ MORE

Should There Be an LGV Class in Sat Nav Use?

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 by Prath520

Steven Williams is the proud owner of a quaint little home on a narrow street in Tameside. At least it was a quaint little home until an articulated lorry crashed into it recently, causing extensive damage that looks like it will require significant renovations to fix. Moreover, this is not the first time Williams has..READ MORE

Report: Car and Van-Driving Workers Wasting Money and Traffic

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Prath520

If you have a team of car and van-driving workers who spend even a modest amount of their work time travelling on behalf of your company, it is quite likely they are wasting time and money sitting in traffic. Through no fault of their own, the time spent in traffic is costing UK businesses some..READ MORE

2 Documents You Need for an LGV Provisional Licence

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 by Prath520

Training to become a professional lorry driver is not especially difficult in terms of process, but there are certain things students need to do in order to complete it correctly. One of the first things on the list is to secure an LGV provisional licence. This provisional licence allows the student to undergo practical skills..READ MORE

Van Licence Not a Licence to Hog the Middle Lane

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Prath520

Last month, a van driver in Cheshire became the first to be successfully prosecuted under new rules giving police broader authority to enforce lane-hogging regulations. The driver received five penalty points and fines totalling nearly £1,000 after he was caught hogging the centre lane on the M62. His actions caused as many as six drivers..READ MORE

Haulage Industry Gets More Bad News for LGV Training

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 by Prath520

The haulage industry was the recipient of another round of bad news recently: the government has declined a proposal by a number of industry trade groups to establish apprenticeships for commercial drivers for both the haulage and transport industries. This latest move is especially troubling in light of the fact that the previous government indicated..READ MORE

LGV Driver Targeted Speed Cameras in Devon and Cornwall

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 by Prath520

New speed cameras are being deployed across Devon and Cornwall in an attempt to track down speed violators based on vehicle class. The number one target of the programme is the LGV driver operating a light goods vehicle such as the Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. News reports say LGVs are being targeted because they..READ MORE

From Van Driving to Trailer Towing – Tyre Pressure Is Critical

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Prath520

The HGV Training Centre routinely reminds readers of our blog about the importance of maintaining proper tyre pressure. From van and driving to trailer towing, making sure tyres are at the right pressure is a critical component of safe and fuel-efficient vehicle operation. Imagine our concern to discover that a recent test involving thousands of..READ MORE

Is LGV Licence Cost Adding to the Driver Shortage Problem?

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Prath520

How severe is the commercial driver shortage in the UK? At last count, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) estimated that an additional 30,000 to 35,000 drivers are needed to meet the current demand of the haulage industry. That does not even take into account the tens of thousands of drivers required by coach and bus..READ MORE

AXA: Quality of Van Driving Better Than Its Reputation

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Prath520

Van drivers in the UK have a reputation for being reckless, careless, and inconsiderate toward other drivers. However, is that reputation truly earned, or is it manufactured by false premises and misunderstandings? According to a recent study by AXA Business Insurance, it could be manufactured. Their research suggests that the quality of van driving is..READ MORE


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