Training & Recruitment

  • Pre- and post-journey checks

    Pre- and post-journey checks

    20th August 2019

    The vast majority of journeys by trucks pass off without any major, or indeed minor, incidents, but sometimes poor advance planning can leave a driver in a mess and cost them time and so money. Plan your route Planning a…

  • The road network and vulnerable road users

    The road network and vulnerable road users

    6th August 2019

    Truck drivers are professionals with much experience and many hours behind the wheel, but they need to be aware that not every road user has the same level of skill and confidence as they do. Learner drivers, disabled drivers, elderly…

  • Safe driving behaviour

    Safe driving behaviour

    23rd July 2019

    Teaching drivers how to drive safely from the basics – such as wearing seatbelts to keeping their concentration, not using mobile devices and being aware of the other distractions that could cause you to not be paying full care and…

  • Encore Personnel advises all drivers to ‘get CPC ready now’

    Encore Personnel advises all drivers to ‘get CPC ready now’

    9th July 2019

    The deadline to complete training for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification is less than four months away, yet reports have highlighted that 75% of drivers still need to complete the mandatory training. The CPC qualification was first…

  • Valued occupations should be those with real skills: FTA

    Valued occupations should be those with real skills: FTA

    25th June 2019

    The review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), published in the last week of May by the Migration Advisory Committee, ignores the value which workers at all levels bring to the logistics sector, one of UK PLC’s most crucial trade…

  • Walk around checks

    Walk around checks

    25th June 2019

    Below, as part of our series of topics that you should consider refreshing in your DCPC training, Truckstop News looks at the mandatory daily walk round checks. These need not be overly complicated and most rely on common sense, but…

  • Abbey Logistics wins excellence award

    Abbey Logistics wins excellence award

    25th June 2019

    Abbey Logistics has won the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, an annual industry event that recognises the most talented HGV drivers working in the UK transport industry and acknowledges the vital work they do. With categories based on telematics…

  • 15% of HGV driver vacancies cannot be filled

    15% of HGV driver vacancies cannot be filled

    25th June 2019

    Logistics businesses anticipate that 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage, according to a report published in late May. The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA, polled the opinions of…

  • Tachograph operation

    Tachograph operation

    11th June 2019

    There are many different types of tachographs and if you are not familiar with the types you use, or could be asked to use, then you run the risk of accidentally not recording your breaks. So, it is always worth…

  • Drivers’ hours and the working time directive

    Drivers’ hours and the working time directive

    28th May 2019

    Here we kick off a series of features looking at specific aspects of the Driver’s Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) and the first area under scrutiny is Drivers’ hours rules and the working time directive. Believe it or not, too…