It is everyone’s responsibility in the Transport Chain to ensure the safety of the vehicle and its load. As an HGV driver you also have a personal responsibility to ensure that your load is secure – has been secured properly before departure and the same when unloading. You must ensure that you have fully read…

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When working for Drive Personnel as an HGV Driver in Southampton, Eastleigh and surrounding areas you may occasionally need to spend a night out in the truck. This is rare on class 2 (Cat C) work but is more common on class 1 (Cat CE) work. Whilst you are usually warned in advance if clients…

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As an HGV driver working for Drive Personnel you may encounter Smart Motorways as you travel beyond the Southampton and Eastleigh area. For example there are now smart motorways in operation on the M25, M42, M40, M1 and M4. Smart Motorways were first introduced just over 11 years ago and they use technology to keep…

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The road haulage industry recorded a tremendous growth last year both in distances covered and the amount of material transported. According to The Domestic Road Freight Statistics, the total freight carried by HGVs in 2015 saw an increase of 12% from 2014, recording a staggering 152 billion tonnes. The distance covered by the HGVs in…

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In the United Kingdom there is shortage of HGV drivers. If you are looking for a career change after retiring from the military becoming a HGV driver could be the perfect job. What are the benefits to working as a HGV driver after leaving the military? Good Rates of pay with flexible working The shortage…

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Up to 46.3% of punishable HGV offences result from “drivers hours.” Arguably, transport managers and traffic problems play a major part in some of these prosecutions, but it is your role to observe your HGV hours to the letter without violating any rules set by the government. What are the rules that govern your conduct…

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The road haulage industry can be subject to so much danger. To ensure maximum safety on the roads, HGV drivers should undertake the following 4 safety checks. 1. Ensure you are ready to drive Much of safe driving is about being healthy and fit to drive. Whether you are self-employed or employed by a company,…

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