Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), also called Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs) in
the UK, are any truck over 3.5 Tonnes gross combination mass (GCM).
Commercial Vehicles weighing less than 3.5 Tonnes are often called light
commercial vehicles. All commercial vehicles are required to track drivers
hours using digital tachographs.
Heavy goods vehicle licences are required to drive HGVs. The different
categories of HGV driving licences require different types of training that
qualify HGV drivers to operate different types of commercial trucks:
Rigid vehicles up to 32 Tonnes gross vehicle weight ie Box vans, tipper
trucks, drop side and flat beds.
Articulated lorries (tractor trailers) up to 44 Tonnes.
Vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 Tonnes.
There are also specialisations available for HIAB, fork lift ADR Hazardous
Goods qualifications and Transport Managers CPC.
Tracking your drivers have the right lorry licences can be made easier with
driver management solutions that not only track license types but help log
driver hours with Driver ID fobs.
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