What is the HGV medical test?

The HGV medical test is a medical examination designed to ensure a driver is medically fit to drive a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). With the safety of the driver and other road users at stake when the driver is behind the wheel of an HGV, it’s essential that every effort is made to ensure everyone’s safety. A driver will have to undergo a medical exam before they are issued their first licence. Then every time […]

How many 15 hour days can a HGV driver do?

The laws around how many hours HGV drivers can legally do in a day, week, or month, can be confusing and challenging to understand at first. Once you get a good understanding of what the UK’s driver’s laws are and why they’re set out the way they are, however, it all starts to make sense. There is a lot more to consider than just the maximum number of hours a driver can do in a […]

How Often Should I Check My Employee’s Driving Licence?

You should check an employee’s driving licence at least once a year. Best practice is to file a signed copy when an employee starts working for your organisation, then update the file every time you check their licence. Managing a fleet is potentially hazardous. Safety legislation is getting tougher and tougher all the time, and rightly so. It’s not just the drivers that will be held responsible for their actions should they end up in […]

Why companies need to ensure drivers are carrying out walkaround checks

Increasingly at FleetCheck, we’re seeing evidence that drivers are treating essential walkaround checks on their company vehicles as a “tick box” exercise. As you’ll know, these inspections should be carried out on a daily basis, ideally, and so it is perhaps inevitable that some degree of fatigue sets in. Drivers may just go through the motions rather than carry out a genuine inspection and do so for very human reasons – perhaps they are late […]