Resource Centre - Official Documents

A list of available documents and fact sheets are available below.

HSE Manual Handling at Work Guide
FORS Tyre Management Guide - May 2021
HGV Inspection Manual 2023
SOE IRTE Coupling or Uncoupling and Parking of Large Goods Vehicle Trailers
FORS Prevention of Bridge Strikes
Fleetmaster Guide to Coupling and Uncoupling
Public Service Vehicle Inspection Manual
Licence Requirements for AFVs
Digital Tachograph Driver Card Information
GB News Fleetmaster
Interpreting Weight Plates for Light Commercial Vehicles
Highway Code Rule Changes Jan 2022
Ratchet Straps
Securing loads on Flatbed vehicles
Slow speed Manoeuvring - Thames water
HSE - Plan, do ,check, act Introduction to managing road safety
HSE - Smart Statistics 2020
HSE - Managing work related road safety
HSE - Driving at work
maintenance investigations HGV Operators
Guide to tyre management on HGV
Prevention of bridge strikes: a good practice guide for professional drivers of passenger vehicles
Prevention of bridge strikes: a good practice guide for passenger transport operational staff
Working Safely During Lockdown
DVSA Staying Legal: HGV Driver Basics
Department for Transport: Reported road casualties in Great Britain (June 2019)
DVSA Overloading (the basics)
DVSA INS57P: Information on driving licences
DVSA INF52: Large Vehicles you can drive using your car or lorry licence
VOSA Rules on Drivers' Hours and Tachographs
GV79G: Application Guidence
GV79: Application to a Traffic Commissioner for a Goods Vehicle Operators Licence
DVSA Guide To Maintaining Road Worthiness
DVSA Guidence For Drivers: Large Goods Vehicles (over 3,500kg)
Causing Death by Driving
DVSA Categorisation of Vehicle Defects - May 2023
Prevention of Bridge Strikes
JAUPT – A Guide to Periodic Training
Safe coupling and uncoupling guide
DVSA Guide to Driver CPC Exemptions
DVSA Guide to Vehicle Immobilisation
DVSA National Standard for Driving Lorries
DVSA Enforcement and Sanctions Policy
DVSA Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing
DVSA Careless Torque Costs Lives
DVSA Can I drive while my application is with the DVLA
DVSA – Load securing: Vehicle Operator Guidance
DFT – Simplified Guidance – EU rules on drivers’ hours and working time
CMR Terms & Conditions
Guide for Horse Box and Trailer Owners
New Drug Driving Rules
Safety of Loads on Vehicles
Accreditations & Affiliations...