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Why is there a shortage of truck drivers?

There are opportunities as a lorry driver because there is a driver shortage. If you’re happy to put the work in, you can make money and you have a career path, but you need to know what you’re getting yourself

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Can you drive with dementia?

You can drive with dementia – in fact, around one-in-three people with dementia still drive. However, the important thing is whether you can still drive safely. Dementia is not one illness. It’s a set of symptoms that gradually affects mental

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What is the real cost of a road accident?

It’s easy to see the physical result of bent metal in a road accident – we are aware of the insurance costs to repair the vehicles – but there is a broader social cost which is often hidden. This is

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What to do if your brakes fail while driving

While it’s unlikely that you will experience complete brake failure, some motorists will experience a reduction in braking power at specific times, depending on what type of driving they do. There are three things that cause this: Brake fade Driving

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Different types of forklift truck

Forklift trucks are used to move heavy items, usually on pallets. They range from simple pump trucks used in warehouses through to giant forklifts used in ports and for specialist applications. Hand pallet trucks (pump trucks) The operator ‘pumps’ the

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What kind of literacy and numeracy skills does a truck driver need to have?

Truck drivers need to be able to read, write, speak, listen, work with numbers, work with technology and think critically to overcome problems. If you are considering being a truck driver, have a relative who is considering being a truck

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Will electric vehicles reduce road noise?

Road noise can be quite disturbing for people who live close to a road. It can wake them up at night and generally adds to a background noise which reduces a person’s peaceful enjoyment. Are electric cars the answer to

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