Important factors that an HGV driver must consider

Everyone’s busy.  We’re all trying to get from A to B as quickly and safely as possible. But have you ever considered the extra care that HGV drivers have to take in order for their loads to reach their destinations in one piece?

Here at Eynesbury Plant Hire we provide road haulage container contractor services, which means that a lot of our lorries are on UK roads every single day.  Although our drivers are trained to drive these heavy goods vehicles (which are up to ten times the size of an average car), with traffic on our roads constantly increasing, there are far more hazards than ever before.

With accidents involving HGVs being amongst the more serious due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles, HGV drivers need to be far more vigilant than the average car driver.  Here’s why:

Parking

Small car drivers can park relatively easily just about anywhere.  Some won’t think about how much remaining space is required for a lorry to pass through safely.  For an HGV driver parked cars are one of the biggest obstructions when it comes to reaching their destination safely.  Cars parked near to, or opposite junctions are dangerous, as a lorry’s turning circle can be seriously compromised.

Distance

Keeping a safe distance is vitally important for an HGV driver.  Due to the size and weight of the vehicle, stopping distances are hugely increased in comparison to a car.  Likewise, cars should keep a safe distance from lorries, as the length of the vehicle can make it very difficult for the driver to see any vehicles travelling behind them, even with the use of mirrors.

Timing

HGV drivers have targets to meet. They have to get their loads to their destinations on time the same as you have to get to work on time.  You’ll rarely see an HGV breaking any speed limits, but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t eager to get to where they need to be.  It just means that they’re taking every care to get there safely, to get their load there undamaged, and to make sure that you, the other drivers, aren’t in any danger from them on their journey.

Consideration

Any person that drives an HGV is under strict rules to take a break after every 4.5 hours of driving.  This means they have to find safe places to stop, which can sometimes be difficult on single carriage roads.  This is why you’ll often see huge lorries parked up on roadside laybys. It’s not that they’re time wasting; they’re required by law to take regular scheduled breaks.  General consideration to and from other road users is part of an HGV driver’s training. Signalling of manoeuvres, safe driving distances and overall awareness of the road conditions will help to keep everyone safe!

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Plant and Digger Hire Bedfordshire

At Eynesbury Plant Hire, we deliver plant hire, haulage, road sweepers and diggers in Bedfordshire and beyond! We provide all customers with service that goes above and beyond. With over 50 years in the business, we can provide our expert advice and guide you on the best machinery and transportation for any job.

We have a wide range of plant and digger hire services to suit our client’s needs, all of our plant hire services are extremely well maintained with regular servicing. The last thing you want is equipment to fail you, that’s why we stick to strict processes to ensure all of our equipment and transportation is in brilliant working order. With our forever-growing customer base, we know how important it is to provide only the best. That’s why our plant hire fleet is constantly updated!

All Eynesbury Plant Hire operators are competent and experienced with current CPCS cards, we are also CHAS accredited. We deliver our plant and digger hire service to your specified destination, and once delivered you can choose to either use one of our CPCS accredited operators, or alternatively, you can use our plant hire on a self-drive basis.

With an impressive range of hire services, we can help with the transportation of particularly heavy and large objects in and around Bedfordshire such as static homes, construction materials and trees.

We always carry out pre and post checks to ensure our equipment stays in excellent shape and is ready for our next hire client. Full service histories and annual safety check documentation is available for our entire fleet.

For outstanding customer service and reliable plant and digger hire, look no further! For more information regarding hire, or a quote, contact our office near Bedfordshire on 01480 215555 where the team will be happy to assist.

Plant, Hiab, Digger and Road Sweeper Hire Cambridgeshire

Are you looking for reliable plant, Hiab, digger and road sweeper hire in the Cambridgeshire area? With over 50 years in the plant hire business, we can help with all of your transportation and machinery needs! We pride ourselves on offering superior customer service, we’re always on hand to help and advise you to ensure a smooth hire process. If you’re unsure on the scale of equipment you require, our expert team are always happy to help.

Every member of our Cambridgeshire based team are experienced with current CPCS cards, we are also CHAS accredited! You can enjoy peace of mind that you’re in capable hands with extensive experience working on a high number of large-scale projects. We can help with providing Hiab lorries, diggers and road sweepers for your project. We’ve built up an extensive range of modern equipment, all of which is kept in excellent working order.

All of our plant hire services are regularly maintained, updated and serviced to ensure we provide our customers with only the best! We understand how important it is that your transportation and machinery is reliable. We will deliver our plant hire services to your specified destination, you can choose to either use one of our CPCS accredited operators, or alternatively, you can use our plant hire on a self-drive basis.

We currently offer both 48-ton and 62-ton Hiab rental. If you’re not sure which is best for your requirements, just get in touch and we can direct you to the best solution.

Our impressive fleet of road sweepers provide consistently high pick up performance including dirt pick up around site and cleaning access roads. Our sweepers are designed for high productivity.

Need a digger asap? We have a number of excavators available, from 1.5-ton up to 14-ton for heavier duty works.

For a quote, or further information regarding our plant, Hiab, digger and road sweeper hire, contact our office in Cambridgeshire on 01480 215555 where the team will be happy to help you with your enquiry.

Plant, Digger and Dumper Hire Hertfordshire

At Eynesbury Plant Hire, we regularly work with Hertfordshire based construction companies and individuals, providing reliable plant, digger and dumper hire. Established in 1966 we’ve built an impressive customer base, and boast extensive experience in providing plant hire for projects of all sizes! Our team can help you to choose the best equipment for the job, we’re always happy to listen to your requirements and assist in selecting the correct digger or dumper needed.

We know that it’s of utmost importance that your machinery and equipment is reliable and in excellent working order. We regularly maintain and service our entire fleet to ensure they’re up to date and meeting our high standards. We have a number of strict processes and always ensure that pre and post checks are carried out to make sure that our equipment remains in excellent shape. Full service histories and annual safety check documentation is available for our entire fleet.

Our fleet of dumpers includes forward tip, high tip and swivel trucks from 1 up to 9-ton. We offer quality, reliable dumper trucks with great fuel economy.

Need a digger in Hertfordshire? We have a range of different quality excavators available, from 1.5-ton up to 14-ton for heavier duty projects.

All of our operators here at Eynesbury Plant Hire are highly skilled and experienced with current CPCS cards, we are also CHAS accredited. We deliver our plant hire services directly to you, you can then choose to either use one of our qualified accredited operators, or alternatively, you can use our plant hire on a self-drive basis instead.

For further information regarding our plant, digger and dumper hire contact our office in Hertfordshire on 01480 215555 where the team will be happy to help you with your enquiry. We can guarantee a sensible quote and fantastic customer service.