Every year, thousands of drivers complete their HGV training and then drive some of the heaviest, most powerful and extremely expensive vehicles on the road. The training is good but years pass and it is easy to develop poor driving habits. These can not only lead to potentially catastrophic accidents but can also have a major negative impact on the maintenance costs of your fleet. Poor driving also means levels of fuel consumption go through the roof, which is bad news for the environment and signals deep trouble for your bottom line.
If you drive for a living, whatever your level of experience, it is always good to hone your skills. Courses are available all over the country where you can learn defensive driving techniques, how to drive most economically and even how to update your mechanical knowledge – always useful when a breakdown occurs during the dead of night in the middle of nowhere!
At Boughey we only recruit the best drivers and we look for experience and consistent performance. This is supported by regular Boughey driver training, carried out on-site. Our recent decision to purchase 100 new Mercedes trucks was made after extensive testing and consultation with our drivers as their professional opinion is very important to us. We selected Mercedes for many reasons, just one being the demo truck’s consistent performance with different drivers. However, we know all too well that the machine is really only as good as the person behind the wheel. Our drivers valued the time they spent with the Mercedes professional instructor, who spent time demonstrating and providing hints and tips to get the most out of the top of the range vehicle. Keeping driving skills refreshed may be one of the smartest moves you make.