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Get the Show on the Road at the Model HGV Show
October is a month for indulging in the things you loved as a child. Pretending to be someone you are not and dressing up in costume, stepping on crisp leaves just to hear the satisfying crunch, indulging in sweets and using Halloween as an excuse… and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Travel and Leisure
What Kind of HGV License is Right for You?
Are you looking for a new job? Perhaps you’re considering a career change? If you enjoy the freedom of being out on the road, becoming a professional driver is a great way to build a sustainable career and earn good money at the same time. When you’re ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Opportunities
Keep on Trucking: Addressing the UK’s HGV Driver Shortage
A sobering reality all UK haulage companies are aware of is the current heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage. A lack of qualified, licensed hauliers is taking its toll and, haulage companies are finding it more difficult to deliver the quality high ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Ideas
More Tax Breaks for Cleaner HGVs on the Roads
The UK government has signalled a tax overhaul for the HGV industry to be implemented by February 2019. This will see environmentally-friendly HGVs rewarded and older models punished. These reforms will be made through the Heavy Goods Levy to ensure that all ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Ideas
Tougher Testing for HGVs on the Horizon
The Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency(DVSA) testing service has a big impact on anyone doing delivery work. But last month a spokesperson for the Freight Transport Association claimed that it is no longer fulfilling its purpose. In light of the Freight ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Ideas
Tesla HGV: Is This the Future?
You probably remember the buzz around Tesla last autumn, which is when the company announced its prototype electric heavy goods vehicle that would make delivery work more environmentally friendly. With production beginning in 2019 and many UK haulage ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
TfL’s Clear Vision for HGVs in London
Transport for London (TfL) has recently proposed a new rating system in order to categorise heavy goods vehicle drivers' direct line of sight from inside the cab.As part of the development of theVision Zero approach for London's roads, the Direct Vision ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, International Business
Your HGV Licence Goes Digital
I’ve been looking with interest at the recent announcement that trials of using a digital driving licence are set to begin in the UK. The DVLA have been busy developing an electronic version with the aim of providing an easier, quicker and more secure ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Safety Tips for Novice HGV Drivers
Manoeuvring a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) is very different to commuting in your family car. I don’t doubt that you’re a competent driver, but if you’ve recently joined the haulage industry or are considering becoming a forwarder, you might benefit from ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Getting More Girls on the Road in HGVs
To all the women out there, this one’s for you! While I know the haulage industry is a heavily male dominated field and you might not have considered becoming an HGV driver before, don’t overlook haulage work as a career. In fact, you could be part of a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looking to Be an HGV Driver? This Is What You Can Expect
In haulage, jobs are not exactly thin on the ground; in the UK, it’s estimated that there is a current shortage of around 60,000 HGV drivers, and this could be as high as 150,000 by 2020. Those are some staggering figures that will have a heavy impact on ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Driver First Assist Initiative Turns HGV Drivers into Life-Savers
For the UK's many hard working HGV drivers traversing our 245,000 miles of road, the amount of time they spend on the job means that, through circumstance and by nature of their work, they are quite often the first on the scene of a road traffic accident. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Opportunities
Safety First: Direct Vision Standards Being Set for HGVs
A freight exchange is a great way to source drivers but once youve brought them into your fleet youre going to want to ensure that they meet rigid safety standards and the best way to do that is to introduce an effective safety incentive scheme. I say ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Opportunities
Safety First: Direct Vision Standards Being Set for HGVs
Anyone who has carried out delivery work in HGVs around the capital will know how challenging the constant traffic, combined with cyclists and pedestrians, can be on Londons busy streets. But now Transport for London (TfL) is attempting to do something to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Business Opportunities
Hot Haulage Career: HGV Drivers Needed
If you, or somebody you know, is seeking a new career then I have some news which may be of interest to you. The UK is currently suffering from a severe lack of qualified HGV drivers, so anybody seeking employment should consider the haulage industry. The ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Business, Industrial