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Top 10 reasons for HGV driving test fails

Failing a driving test is one of those experiences you never forget. Getting to the end of the test only to hear the examiner utter the dreaded words: “I’m sorry but you haven’t passed”. You’re sent a copy of your test report showing the faults recorded that will help you understand where you went wrong. […]

An industry in need of people

Road Transport firms across the UK and Europe are quickly heading towards a crisis. According to new research from Transport Intelligence, a leading global logistics market research organisation, there is a growing driver shortage crisis of over 150,000 unfulfilled jobs across Europe. There are already trucks parked at locations across Europe with no drivers for […]

AutoExpress does trucks

Readers of popular motoring magazine AutoExpress may have spotted a mention of Training Mentor in a recent online article about HGV driving. The feature, titled ‘What’s it like to be an HGV driver?’, provided readers with a great insight into what it’s like to drive a truck. AutoExpress writer Dean Gibson wrote of his experience […]

Maritime wins Road Haulier of the Year Award

Maritime Transport has been named Road Haulier of the Year for 2018 at the Global Freight Awards. The award is picked by the readers of the freight industry publication Lloyd’s Loading List. Lloyd’s Loading List asks its readers for nominations for freight operators that provide industry leading, innovation solutions to its customers. After multiple rounds […]

Top 10 mistakes when booking HGV training

With the transport and logistics sector being such a key part of our economy, you’d be forgiven for thinking that companies that provide HGV training are heavily regulated and the chance of getting caught out by a dodgy company would be an unlikely thing. Sadly however, this is not the case. The HGV training industry […]

How to get your HGV licence

If you’re thinking of a career change and the idea of driving an HGV appeals to you, then this guide is for you. The internet can be a minefield when searching for advice on this subject, therefore it can be hard to know who to trust when looking to get your HGV licence. We pride […]

Operation Tramline – The Unmarked Police HGV Project

You may already be aware that UK police forces are using unmarked HGVs to catch drivers breaking the law, the more observant of you may have even seen one on the road. But how much do you know about these unusual vehicles and the work they do? Read on to find out more about this […]

The Top 10 Things Car Drivers Do That Annoy HGV Drivers

Being an HGV driver can be a tough job at times; long hours on the road, tight deadlines, traffic jams and delays, all things to be dealt with while ensuring the precious cargo is delivered safely to its intended destination. Naturally, these things are unavoidable – it’s all part of working on Britain’s roads, and […]

The new camera that catches drivers using their mobile phone

The world’s first roadside camera that catches drivers using their mobile phone has arrived in Australia. The. New technology is being trialled in New South Wales and safety campaigners want the UK to follow the Aussies by adopting the system for our roads. The technology is known as the One Task system, and it’s designed […]

Helpful lorry driver gets abused by motorists

Last week a helpful lorry driver was ‘hurled with abuse’ while blocking traffic on the M25 to help a stranded motorist. The driver had crashed her car close to junction 5 near Sevenoaks on May 2nd at around 5.30pm. Lorry driver Sam Nesbitt arrived at the scene just after the woman’s car had careered into […]

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