Posts By Needham Logistics Training

Why is a Daily Walk-Around Check So Important?

28 February, 2023

Why is a Daily Walk around check SO important? Driving a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) is a demanding job that requires a great deal of skill and attention. One important aspect of the job that is often overlooked is the daily walk-around check. This is a crucial part of the routine that ensures the safety […]

Do You Need A Refresher On Forklift Training?

2 February, 2023

Do You Need A Refresher On Forklift Training? Here’s What You Need To Know. At Needham Logistics Training, we understand that forklift certification is your first step on the career ladder. That’s why we’re here to help you accelerate your career with high-quality and affordable forklift training. Lift-truck operators, even those who are trained and […]

Mandatory Laden Brake Testing

9 January, 2023

To maintain road safety, vehicles presented for test must be appropriately laden for test from 1 January 2023. Find out about mandatory laden brake testing below. After the 1st of January 2023, a Vehicle Standards Assessor will refuse to test a vehicle which is not appropriately laden. Furthermore, you will lose the test fee and […]

A reminder of Domestic Drivers’ hours’ rules

22 December, 2022

A reminder to van drivers delivering over the Christmas period. During this festive period, we want to remind you to follow domestic drivers’ hours rules. Don’t be tempted to exceed the limits and drive tired. The rules are there to keep you and other road users safe. Goods vehicles If you drive a goods vehicle, […]

NLT is now offering Module 4 CPC

9 November, 2022

Here at NLT, we are now offering Module 4 CPC. We had our first Module 4 CPC course at our Stowmarket Training centre this week. The driver, Dean, passed with flying colours. Congratulations Dean! What is CPC Module 4 HGV? Module 4 CPC is The Driver CPC vehicle safety demonstration test (also known as Part […]

What Does The New Budget Mean For Logistics?

27 September, 2022

On Friday the Chancellor released a new budget also known as a “growth plan’, which included topics of cooperation tax, energy costs and stamp duty cuts. But what does the new budget mean for logistics? There are two main points of the plan that will have direct effects on the logistics industry: IR35 Reform Reversal […]

Drivers URGED to get Training to Tow Safely.

Drivers URGED to get Training to Tow Safely.

8 September, 2022

Drivers URGED to get Training to Tow Safely. The DVSA is urging drivers who are planning to tow a trailer or caravan to take a training course before getting behind the wheel. At the end of 2021, the rules about towing a trailer or caravan with a car changed. If you passed your car driving […]

What is drivers CPC

What is Drivers CPC?

25 August, 2022

What is Driver’s CPC? The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It was introduced across Europe to improve road safety. You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. Every 5 years […]

HGV Drivers: How to stay cool

HGV Drivers: How to stay cool

12 July, 2022

Summer’s here and with heat waves approaching we thought we’d share some tips on how HGV Drivers can stay cool this summer. It’s essential in the heat to take extra precautions to keep yourself and road users safe. Stay Hydrated When it’s hot it’s so important to stay hydrated. Make sure you take plenty of […]

Emergency first aid at work

Why is Emergency First Aid at Work So important? 

15 June, 2022

Why is Emergency First Aid at work So important? The government suggest that as a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Workplaces, where there are more significant health and safety risks, are more likely to […]

Load Security, Why Is it So Important.

26 May, 2022

Load Security, why is it so important? Each year National Highways removes over 20,000 items which have fallen onto the road carriageway from a commercial vehicle.  Apart from the delays caused to motorists if the carriageway is closed to facilitate removing the item, any item falling from a vehicle or bouncing down the carriageway is […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May, 2022

NLT is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Did you know that HGV drivers can be particularly […]