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Updated FTA Drivers’ Handbook now available


Latest Freight Transport Association Handbook contains key current compliance information for HGV drivers

THE new edition of the FTA Drivers’ Handbook – which provides key compliance information for HGV operators – is now available.

Subjects covered in the latest reference guide, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, include: meeting legal requirements; driving best practice, driver care; and 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 Drivers’ Handbook 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
  • Updated congestion charges
  • Updated fixed penalty charges
  • Changes to exemptions from EU Drivers Hours rules.

For copies of the FTA Drivers' Handbook (£6.75 each for FTA members and £8.00 for non-members) visit:


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