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New Start Operators – All You Need To Know About HGV Insurance

As we have seen in the last 18 months, HGVs are an essential and integral part of many businesses.  The transportation of goods has become a critical part of the successful running of the country, and it is therefore important that HGV operators ensure that they have appropriate insurance policies in place to cover their…

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How Can A Camera System Help Reduce HGV Insurance Costs?

Running and managing large or small commercial fleets is an expensive and detail focused task.  Fleet operators are under constant pressure to minimise operational costs whilst ensuring performance targets are met.  In-vehicle camera systems can help to reduce HGV insurance premiums. How Does CCTV Reduce Insurance Costs? CCTV can not only reduce insurance premiums but…

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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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HGV MOT Update

HGV MOT Update The 3-month MOT exemption which stated on the 20th March, due to Covid-19, is now over. From the 4th July, you can now book your lorry, bus or trailer in for a MOT. All previous vehicles that qualified for an MOT holiday must now have a vehicle test and certificate. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-lorries-buses-and-trailers

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HGV Safety guide – What to do in the event of a bridge strike.

HGV Safety guide – What to do in the event of a bridge strike. Did you know: Bridge strikes are one of the most common HGV accidents in the UK Network Rail alone reported in excess of 2000 bridge strikes during 2017. It is estimated that bridge strikes cost UK tax payers £23m annually What…

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What do you need to be a truck driver?

What do you need to be a truck driver? According to the HGV Training Centre, there are as many as 40,000 job vacancies for fully trained and qualified lorry drivers in the UK. If you make the grade, therefore, the figures suggest that you need never worry about getting work as an HGV driver. So,…

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