Understanding Part-Worn Tyres: Safety, Regulations, and Your Responsibility

2023-08-10T09:53:40+01:00August 10th, 2023|

When it comes to the safety of your vehicle and those on the road, understanding the condition of your tyres is of paramount importance. This awareness becomes even more crucial when dealing with part-worn tyres. Part-worn tyres, a common sight on our streets, can pose potential risks if not properly understood, inspected, and regulated.

HGV Tachograph Offences: Ensuring Road Safety and Fair Competition

2023-06-22T11:00:39+01:00June 22nd, 2023|

Fatigue among drivers is a serious issue that poses significant risks on the road. The potential consequences of a tired driver behind the wheel are severe, which is why there are both European Community (EC) and domestic regulations in place to govern driver's hours. These regulations not only aim to promote road safety but

The Importance of Good Tyre Management: Ensuring Safety and Compliance

2023-05-24T12:53:38+01:00May 24th, 2023|

As of April 1, 2023, free rolling tyres fitted to front steering axles are now treated as a major failure during the annual test. This change signified an increasing emphasis on maintaining safety standards and ensuring that every component of a heavy vehicles meets the required criteria. Whether you are a professional driver, fleet

Technology helping women in the trucking industry

2023-04-20T12:02:32+01:00April 20th, 2023|

In the world of trucking and logistics, there has historically been an underrepresentation of women drivers. But today, technological advancements are providing novel opportunities for women to break into this traditionally male-dominated industry. Not only does technology provide benefits to individual drivers by streamlining processes and improving safety levels, but it also reduces barriers

Choosing the correct engine truck oil

2023-03-15T17:16:41+00:00March 6th, 2023|

When it comes to the ongoing maintenance of your truck engines, choosing the right oil can make all the difference in its performance and lifespan. It is important to pick an oil with accurate specifications, low-saps technology, appropriate sump capacities and drain intervals that are compatible with your individual engine. In addition to selecting

DVSA’s Recent Announcement – Free Rolling Tyres

2022-11-29T15:48:17+00:00November 29th, 2022|

In a recent announcement, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that free rolling tyres fitted to steering axles will be classified as a major deficiency. This means that any vehicle found with free rolling tyres on its steering axle will be deemed unfit for use and will fail its annual test. In this

Winter lorry driving tips

2022-10-04T16:06:42+01:00October 4th, 2022|

During winter, drivers face many concerns and hazards due to fog and black ice that makes the road slippery. Unfortunately, these hazards are particularly significant for HGV drivers as their vehicles are larger than standard cars. As an HGV driver, you may have undertaken a course to help you prepare and handle the chilly period,

HGV daily walkaround checks: What should you know? 

2022-07-13T13:26:44+01:00July 13th, 2022|

Any HGV driver should be aware that daily walkaround checks of their vehicle are a key part of the job. This is crucial because it ensures your vehicle is safe and roadworthy to drive. For HGVs in particular, there are specific walkaround checks to carry out each day. But which checks are they? Key HGV

HGV Inspection Updates

2022-07-13T13:28:06+01:00July 13th, 2022|

HGV Inspection Updates An updated version of the HGV inspection manual was published on 11th April 2022 and the changes have come into effect as of 1st May. These changes include new guidance on how the DVSA categorises and evaluates vehicle defects found during roadside checks, meaning that not adhering to these guidelines could result

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