Self-Driving HGVs – Are They The Future?

The Road Haulage Association have been issuing warnings about a shortage of HGV drivers for some time.  As the HGV driver shortage seems likely to continue, the question arises – are self-driving HGV’s the future, and can they plug the gap?  When self-driving HGV trucks were first mentioned many years ago they seemed to be…

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How Much Do HGV Drivers Earn In The UK?

The recent shortages of groceries, fuel, building supplies, and products across the UK have highlighted the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK.  Prior to this, the National Careers Service estimated that the average salary per year for an HGV driver was in the region of £19,000 for starters and £39,000 for drivers with experience. …

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HGV Driver Daily Walkaround Checks

Whether you are a Vehicle Operator, Transport Manager, Fleet Manager or HGV driver, there is a collective legal responsibility to ensure that the vehicle being operated is roadworthy and safe to drive.  HGV drivers are not only responsible for the safe transportation of goods and cargo, they are also in control of large and powerful…

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How to become a HGV Driver

If you have ever thought about changing career or starting a new career as a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver then there is some important information that you need to be aware of regarding qualifications, jobs, recruitment, interviews, salary and skills. Driving a Heavy Goods Vehicle provides you with the freedom of the open road…

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Office for National Statistics (ONS) states that 27% of food service firms have reported lower than normal stock levels

  Today, August 26th, 2021, the Office for National Statistics stated that a startling 27% of food service firms have reported lower than normal stock levels and major high street brands such as McDonald’s Nando’s KFC and Subway are all warning their customers that there are shortages across all their UK outlets. Writing from direct…

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Update on the National HGV Driver shortage and how leading retailers are tackling the problem head on.

  Last month in July 2021, Isis Insurance wrote about the Government initiatives to drastically reduce, or eradicate completely, the current shortage of HGV drivers in the UK. This has been an ongoing problem for many months now. The logistics industry, which retailers – especially grocers – rely on to transport goods to stores or…

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Government publishes letter outlining plans to solve the HGV driver shortage

On the 20th of July 2021, the Government published a letter outlining their plans to solve the shortage of HGV drivers. This includes a package of measures to help address the shortage of hauliers

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The impact of COVID-19 on the UK Haulage market

  The transport and logistics sector has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the last 13+ months, with 3 national lockdowns of differing length and intensity, with heavy restrictions in everyday life in between these lockdowns. Now that we are easing out of the 3rd (and hopefully final) lockdown, with “normality” returning on the 17th…

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New HGV rules now the Brexit transition period has ended

Now that the Brexit transition period has ended since the UK left the EU on January 31st 2021, some may call this the end of the honeymoon period, new rules are now in place for HGV drivers entering and leaving Europe. Having the correct documentation in place, and producing a negative Covid test (if required),…

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French Government bans UK lorries from entering the country for 48 hours

French Government bans UK lorries from entering the country for 48 hours – then announces a “new protocol” to be launched today (Monday 21st Dec 2020). PLUS the latest on the EU Haulage legislation due 1st January 2021. On Sunday evening, France closed is borders to all lorries and ferries entering from the UK for…

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