GLOSSARY OF TRUCK AND DRIVING TERMS
Trunking to Regional Distribution Centres (RDC) and Hubs (Main Depot):
Very straightforward and easy work involving one or two deliveries inter depots or a trailer swap, mostly motorway driving.
Tramping and Nights Out
Camping out in a truck all week, or spending the night in your cab, for which you will be paid extra.
There are plenty of shifts available that do not require either.
Supermarket food deliveries and most produce or foodstuffs, ideally suited to lady drivers.
Category C+E licence and Digital card This replaces HGV Class1 and paper tachograph discs which record all acitivities whilst on duty.
Articulated truck versus draw-bar (AKA Wagon and drag)
The latter are popular with some parcel delivery networks, livestock transporters and removals firms.
DCPC Driver certificate of competency.
New legistlation which requires existing LGV drivers to complete 35 hours training in 5 modules, by September 2014.