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Daily Walk Around Checks on an HGV

daily walk around check on an hgv truck in the uk

Firstly performing daily walk-around checks on an HGV Truck is an important part of any truck drivers working day ensuring the vehicle is safe to take out onto the road and that your load is secure and will not move in transit.

Recently I completed a CPC Course as part of my 35 hrs which has to be completed over a 5 year period, on the CPC Course we found out that things are going to change dramatically with regards to the daily vehicle checks.

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HGV Defect Books Vehicle check sheet UK

HGV Defect Books Vehicle check sheet UK

Firstly HGV defect books or commonly known as a vehicle check sheet are an essential item that is kept in your truck allowing you to go through a vehicle checking process each day before starting your journey on the road.

The HGV defect book has a checklist for you to follow at the start of your shift which you can use in conjunction with your walk-around vehicle inspection.

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Truck TV Poor signal solution!

Truck TV Poor Signal Solution

Truck TV Poor Signal What Can I do?

Firstly as a truck driver, I have been spending nights out in my truck at various places across the UK, when I park up for the night I complete the usual tasks of setting my cab up for a nights rest to find a truck TV poor signal problem in many places I park.

What could I do to resolve the situation my first port of call was to buy a better TV aerial with a better DB gain hoping that would resolve the issue.

Although the signal was probably a little better I found that parking near a fridge trailer was pix-elating the screen, also when a truck drove by it would do the same thing making watching TV unbearable, in this article, I show you how I managed to get a signal on my truck TV that was perfect every time.

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TRUCK POWER INVERTERS What You Need To Know!

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Truck power inverters are an important part of any truck driver’s equipment. There are many things to be aware of when selecting a truck power inverter, and there is also the question of what you will plug into it. Some items require more amps than others, and some things can damage an HGV truck wiring if they are plugged in. In this article, we will discuss how to select the right inverter for your needs, as well as tips on how not to damage an HGV truck wiring when plugging devices into an installed power inverter!

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Prevent overloading a truck the basics!

prevent overloading a truck British Trucking Beginners Guide

How to prevent overloading a truck

Firstly it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the truck they take out onto the roads of Britain are safe and secure, there are ways that you can prevent overloading a truck which we explain in this beginners guide.

Current legislation

The Road Traffic Act 1988 requires “vehicle users” to ensure that vehicles are not overloaded.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 require that “all parts and accessories and the weight distribution, packing and adjustment of their loads shall be such that no danger is likely to be caused to any person in or on the vehicle or trailer or on the road.”

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Why Truckers Should Have a Dash Cam!

Why truckers should have a dash cam

Some people may think that truck drivers don’t need a dashcam because their vehicles are big and tough. However, in Britain, there have been many cases of accidents with heavy trucks where the driver was not to blame. In these situations, it’s difficult for insurance companies to figure out who was at fault. This is why truckers should consider having a dashcam!

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