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Re-evaluating the HGV Driver Shortage in the UK

19 November , 2018

As the founder and joint-CEO of Specialised Training Services, I have seen a progressive worsening and deepening of the UK’s HGV driver shortage. What started at the turn of the decade as a few companies struggling to fill their roles has snowballed in a full blow national crisis. In this arti

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HGV Driver Fatigue On The Road: Must Read 4 Tricks

15 November , 2018

Fatigue in HGV drivers is a serious and dangerous issue that should be avoided at all costs. It is estimated that roughly 20% of HGV accidents are due to drivers being overtired and making mistakes behind the wheel. The LGV industry is now regulated with drivers being restricted to no more than 45 h

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How To Prevent The 4 Most Common Cause Of HGV Accidents

12 November , 2018

Road traffic accidents are one of the most feared things amongst HGV drivers. A high percentage of road accidents involving lorries (most commonly known as hgv accidents) are fatal due to the sheer weight of the vehicle; a lorry travelling at 50 mph is capable of tearing through a house, as was the

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Top 10 Tips for Newly Qualified HGV Drivers

29 October , 2018

The UK is currently experiencing a shortage of approximately 50 thousand HGV drivers. If you’re over 18, hold a car licence and love the open road, this can be your new career! If you have just got your HGV licence and you’re struggling to get your foot in your new job, here are some of..

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Safety Guide To HGV Bridge Strikes: Problems & Prevention Techniques

22 October , 2018

Bridge Strikes/Collisions are becoming rampant and drastically increasing every day. One of the most hit bridges in the UK is located in St John streets in Lichfield with over 90 being recorded since 2009. Also, last year Cambridge council recorded 18 HGV bridge hits in 12 months. The railway suff

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How Often Do You Check Mental Health Of Your HGV Drivers?

16 October , 2018

Although one in four truck drivers will have mental health issues at some point in a year, talking about mental health is still considered a taboo among drivers. While the stigma associated with mental illness has drastically reduced over the years; it is still there which causes a problem as a perc

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