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What tools should you keep in your car or lorry?

If you have a mechanical issue with your car or lorry, a few tools can mean the difference between being stranded for hours or being able to get going again with a few minutes of effort. You don’t need a

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What’s a heavy vehicle ratchet tie-down strap?

Ratchet straps are the go-to solution for securing a wide variety of loads on lorries and heavy trailers. They’re easy to use, flexible, strong and demonstrably better than rope. Ratchet straps have, for the most part, replaced rope as a

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How do I become a bus driver?

To drive a bus, you’ll first need to have a category D heavy vehicle licence. However, there are some rules and exceptions related to your age, driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) and whether you have passed your Passenger Carrying

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What are acquired rights when driving?

If you had existing driving experience relevant to a specific vehicle, you may not have needed to get a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification. Users who already were driving a particular class of vehicle were ‘grandfathered’ into

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What do you learn in your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)?

Driver CPC is designed to refresh your memory of tasks and information you already use in your job, and teach you new skills that you can apply either in your current job or a new job. There is a syllabus

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Road markings and lines

Road markings across the carriageway These lines indicate that you must either stop then give way, or simply give way to other traffic. Stop lines Give way lines Drivers must stop if they need to give way to another road

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The risks when driving for work

Drivers who drive for work are more at risk of having a crash. The risk is increased because: More time on the road means more exposure to scenarios that can cause an incident – this increases the chance of an

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