FTA HAS updated its two popular drivers’ handbooks, one for HGV drivers and one for van drivers, with the key up to the minute compliance information which must be provided to drivers of commercial vehicles by their employer.

The HGV Drivers’ Handbook covers staying legal, driving best practice, looking after yourself, what to do when things go wrong and driving abroad. There is also an HGV driver’s walk around check pull-out. Key updates include information on fines for drivers spending a weekly rest in the cab is ‘inappropriate’ parking places, changes to the way DVSA will collect fines at the roadside, the introduction of smart tachographs, and much more.