Driver’s responsibilities

Following list points out basic HGV drivers responsibilities:

  • Fit to drive
  • correct driving licence for the vehicle driven,digital card, qualification card
  • correct record of work activities- last 28 days worth of tacho record
  •  proper vehicle check and defect reporting this includes pre shift and spot checks during the shift as well with correct reporting of the issues to the operator
  • check the load security and condition
  • check with management for the paperwork required
  • correct use of tachograph chart or digital card
  • observing drivers hours rules and regulations
  • observing highway code
  • make the driver card available for the dowlnoad at the end of the shift
  • return any charts within 42 days to the operator

Drivers responsibilities are not limited to the above and may go much further than that.

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