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The Professional LGV Driver's Handbook

The Professional LGV Driver's Handbook

A Complete Guide to the Driver CPC

David Lowe


Up-to-date with the latest regulatory changes, The Professional LGV Driver's Handbook is the only training manual that covers the LGV theory test, the practical driving test and the EU Driver CPC requirements on compulsory training.

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About the book

From 2009 all LGV drivers will need to acquire the new EU driver CPC in addition to a LGV driver licence.This book is the ultimate LGV training manual for any professional driver or transport manager, as it covers all areas a driver will need to know and understand in order to gain the licences necessary to drive a LGV vehicle.

Not only does the book deliver the essential information to ensure drivers gain these licences, but it also provides a complete guide to driving safely, professionally and legally. Including information on; driving skills, health and safety, law, how to deal with paperwork, use of tachographs and driving abroad. The Professional LGV Driver's Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone training to drive a LGV vehicle, as well as being an indispensible reference for experienced drivers and managers.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: EU Driver CPC requirements and EU training syllabus;
    • Chapter - 01.1: EU CPC requirements for LGV drivers;
    • Chapter - 01.2: The EU training syllabus;
  • Section - TWO: Vehicle characteristics and heavy vehicle driving skills;
    • Chapter - 02.1: Technical characteristics of heavy vehicles;
    • Chapter - 02.2: Vehicle braking and speed controls;
    • Chapter - 02.3: Vehicle suspensions and trailer couplings;
    • Chapter - 02.4: Road traffic accidents and emergencies;
    • Chapter - 02.5: Safe driving;
    • Chapter - 02.6: Professional driving – respect for other road users and the environment;
    • Chapter - 02.7: Driving abroad;
  • Section - THREE: Transport regulations, offences and enforcement;
    • Chapter - 03.1: Regulations governing transport;
    • Chapter - 03.2: Goods vehicle weights and dimensions;
    • Chapter - 03.3: Drivers’ hours, working time and pay;
    • Chapter - 03.4: Tachograph fitment and use;
    • Chapter - 03.5: Driver licensing and testing;
    • Chapter - 03.6: Road traffic law;
    • Chapter - 03.7: Road traffic offences and penalties;
    • Chapter - 03.8: Driving on drink and drugs;
    • Chapter - 03.9: Enforcement authority powers and prohibitions;
  • Section - FOUR: Heavy vehicles and the law;
    • Chapter - 04.1: Construction and use of vehicles;
    • Chapter - 04.2: Goods vehicle lighting and marking;
    • Chapter - 04.3: Vehicle checks and defect reporting;
    • Chapter - 04.4: Legal requirements for special loads;
    • Chapter - 04.5: Security of vehicles and loads;
  • Section - FIVE: Health and safety;
    • Chapter - 05.1: Driver health and safety;
    • Chapter - 05.2: The safety of vehicles and loads;
    • Chapter - 05.3: Stowaways and smuggling;
    • Chapter - 05.4: Driver health and lifestyle;
  • Section - SIX: Transport operations, service and logistics;
    • Chapter - 06.1: The road haulage economic environment;
    • Chapter - 06.2: The road haulage business environment;
    • Chapter - 06.3: The road haulage market and image;
    • Chapter - 06.4: Principles of logistics and the supply chain;
    • Chapter - 06.5: Training for transport;
    • Chapter - 06.6: Mobile communications and ITS

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749451189
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd November 2008
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

David Lowe has been actively involved with the road transport industry for over 45 years. He is author of a number of titles on the subject of transport, including The Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook (also published by Kogan Page, and now in its 37th edition), and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

David Lowe