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Category Archives: Truck Hire

Highway Code for LCV Drivers

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Although you may know the rules of the road for driving a car, the Highway Code differs slightly for those driving a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV). In this month’s article, we’ll be looking at just some of the most pertinent aspects of the Highway Code for LCV drivers. Driving Licence and Vehicle Size The type … Continue reading

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Top Winter Driving Tips UK

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The winter solstice may well be behind us now – the days have started getting longer again, so summer has officially started crawling back! – but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the chilly clutches of winter just yet. Winter Driving Tips UK The worst of the winter weather is yet to come, with frost, … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Driving a Lorry Safely

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If you want to hire a lorry to move your belongings, or if you have to drive a lorry as part of your job, there are several factors that you need to take into consideration in order to drive both safely and legally. If you’re used to driving a small car then switching to a … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Driving Rented Vehicles Abroad

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Driving abroad can be challenging – and driving a hired van can be even trickier if you are unfamiliar with foreign roads. You need to take extra care, so do some research before you set off to enable you to cope if things go wrong. Here are some tips to help you get the most out … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Driving Economically in Hired Vehicles

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While hiring a van or car can often prove cost-effective for transporting belongings from one place to another, or exploring the country without the constraints of public transport, there are ways in which you can keep costs lower still. One such method is through employing economical driving techniques, thereby saving fuel and reducing the amount … Continue reading

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Tipper Truck Hire: What you need to know

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Many years ago in the UK, you could pass your car driving test one day, and apply to take a test to drive a Heavy Goods Vehicle the next. Thankfully, those days are long gone. Now in the UK, one has to take tests for different vehicle categories in increments; car test, light goods test, … Continue reading

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Tips for Staying Safe on Winter Roads

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Driving at any time of year requires concentration and a well-equipped vehicle, but driving in winter presents an additional list of challenges. It is imperative to prioritise the safety of yourself and others when driving in winter conditions and follow safety advice. Whether you are driving in a hire van or your own car, there … Continue reading

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Truck Hire: The Dos and Don’ts

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When it comes to commercial truck hire, a lot of it is plain and simple common sense. However, people still make mistakes and end up with a truck hire company that may not be a match to their requirements. So, here are some dos and don’ts that you or your organisation should keep in mind … Continue reading

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