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 […]

To prevent fatigue from affecting your driving you should…

If you spend a lot of time driving, it’s all too easy to fall into a comfortable place of driving while fatigued. The problem is, no matter how in control and road aware you feel when you’re not operating at your best you present a danger to yourself and other road users. According to ROSPA, it’s estimated that driver fatigue is responsible for as many as 20% of all road accidents. If you are aware […]

What is an at-Risk Driver?

Part of the role of a fleet manager and something a good fleet management system will be able to do is to identify at-risk drivers or high-risk drivers. According to the HSE, more than a quarter of all road traffic accidents across the UK involves someone who is driving for work. There are some rigorous health and safety laws to help companies identify and manage drivers most at risk of being involved in an accident. […]

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 […]