As a leading provider of HGV driving jobs in the Southampton and Eastleigh area, at Drive Personnel we know only too well how demanding driving a HGV vehicle is and although a lot of this may sound obvious, when you are busy and out driving all day sometimes unhealthy habits can creep in. HGV driving…

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Drive Personnel previously wrote an article on Smart Motorways and as an HGV driver working on jobs for the many clients of 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…

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At Drive Personnel we take safety extremely seriously and it is important that all articulated lorry (C+E) drivers understand the critical importance of parking, coupling and uncoupling correctly.  Not following the correct procedures for the relevant vehicle can lead to potentially serious and fatal accidents and costly repairs.  Even if you are an experienced driver…

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At Drive Personnel we take the safety of our HGV and van drivers extremely seriously and it is especially important to ensure that you are taking extra special care driving in difficult conditions.  With the current cold blast upon us we wanted to take the time to remind all our HGV drivers of some important…

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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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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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