Preparing Yourself For HGV Training


While you’re waiting for your provisional Category C licence, why not get started preparing for your training? There are many ways you can do this, including:

The Official Highway Code

The Highway Code is a set of information, advice, guides and mandatory rules for all road users in the United Kingdom. Its objective is to promote road safety. It is available as a book, downloadable PDF, or as an app from the iTunes Store.

Alternatively, you can try the following sources.

Read the Highway Code online at GOV.UK
Sign up to the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s email updates service
Like The Official Highway Code Facebook Page
Follow @highwaycodeGB on Twitter

The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles

This book provides essential learning information for learner HGV drivers, including the following:

  • Understanding your vehicle, types of loads and how to secure them
  • Health and safety and manual handling techniques
  • Information on the National Standard for Driving Lorries
  • Key driving skills and techniques for different vehicles and conditions to keep you and your load safe
  • Driver CPC – the information you need for your CPC tests
  • EC and UK legal requirements, as well as working time and tachograph regulations
  • Practical driving skills including driving at night and ecosafe driving
  • Preparing for your test
  • Staying safe – how to avoid incidents and ensure you are fit to drive, plus first aid tips
  • Vehicle security, international travel and a glossary of useful terms
  • Information on vehicle maintenance and safety

Know Your Traffic Signs

This useful book contains everything you need to know about road signage, and combined with The Official Highway Code and The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles, will help you prepare for both the Theory Tests and Practical Training.

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