Drivers' Handbook

Drivers' Handbook

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New Updated June 2015 Edition

FTA's Drivers' Handbook is an indispensable guide for professional drivers of Large and Heavy Goods Vehicles (LGVs and HGVs)

Latest edition June 2015

Key Updates:

Removal of the paper counterpart (driver licence) and how to check licence details
Changes to speed limits
Risks and penalties of using handheld devices while driving
Drug driving (illegal and medicinal) - limits and endorsements
Dartford Crossing - free-flow system payment and operation
Major update to load security – body types, load types and defect categories
How to avoid overloading
Tips for drivers around cyclists
Stopping illegal migrant entrants to the UK – top tips to avoid penalties
Vehicle data download changes to download frequency
Updated congestion charges
Updated fixed penalty charges
Changes to exemptions from EU Drivers Hours rules


Staying Legal

Drivers’ legal requirements
Drivers’ hours
Working time
Tachographs and records
Driver licensing and Driver CPC
Driving offences
Speed limits
Stopping, parking, loading and unloading
Signs and directions
Dangerous substances
Transporting waste
Congestion charging
O licences
Roadside enforcement
Vehicle condition
Vehicle lights
Driver vehicle checks
Vehicle loading
Vehicle weights
Vehicle testing

Driving best practice

Responsible driving
Minimising intrusion
Fuel efficency
Telematics in transport
Customer care

Looking after yourself

Driver fatigue
Healthy living
Health and safety at work

When things go wrong

Vehicle theft

Driving Abroad

Staying legal abroad

Useful contacts

HGV driver’s walk around check pull-out

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