The new edition of the UK’s Freight Transport Association’s Drivers’ Handbook is now available, containing key compliance information which must be provided to all drivers of large and heavy goods vehicles.
Subjects covered in the new edition, which is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, include staying legal, driving best practice, looking after yourself, what to do when things go wrong and driving abroad. There is also a section on useful contacts and an HGV driver’s walk-around check pull-out. The new edition contains the following key updates and additions: 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 Drink driving limits in Scotland 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 Changes to vehicle download frequency
Updated congestion charges Updated fixed penalty charges Changes to exemptions from EU Drivers Hours rules The FTA Drivers’ Handbook is available from Shopfta at £6.75 a copy for FTA members and £8.00 for non-members, with substantial discounts for multiple purchases. For further information you can log-on to www.shop.fta.co.uk or call 0044 8717 11 11 11.