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Government updates on driving tests

The Government has recently released information about driving tests and how procedures have changed due to the recent UK lockdown and COVID-19. This article will explain some of the new procedures and processes that you will have to follow when completing your driving tests. The Government h...

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How much is PASMA training?

PASMA training is a very specific and precise field of training and can lead to a lot of questions for those of you looking to complete it, such as “how much is PASMA training”. This article will go into more details on everything PASMA and our training prices. What does PASMA stand for? ...

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Kent Access Permits

As of the 1st January 2021, HGV drivers will require a permit to enter Kent. Lorry drivers who do not have a permit will not be able to enter Kent, this rule will be enforced by Police as well as number plate recognition cameras. The permits will need to be applied for online in order to show th...

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Coronavirus – Book with Confidence Guarantee

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 regarding further restrictions in the UK, we wanted to let you know what 2 Start Training are doing to keep you safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Book with confidence! We are still open! The DVSA are still open! We are...

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2 Start’s guide to driving a horsebox

As a horsebox user, there are many things that you need to know and consider before heading out onto the road. There can be a lot of legal rules and regulations that you need to meet, depending on what type of horsebox you are using and what purpose you are using it for. What licence do you nee...

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DVLA give new extension on expired driving licences

The DVLA have given a new update on extensions for driving licences that expire between 1st February 2020 and 31st December 2020. Any photocard driving licence or entitlements that expires between these dates have been extended for 11 months from the date of expiry. Drivers don’t need to apply...

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Vehicle and Caravan towing weights explained

Once you have obtained the relevant licence you need to drive your vehicle and tow your caravan, you will then need to ensure your vehicle weight can tow your caravan with all your luggage and equipment in it. How do I work out my vehicle's towing capacity? The towing capacity of a vehicle i...

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2 Start’s guide to towing a caravan

What are the legal requirements when towing a caravan? Before purchasing and towing a caravan you need to make sure that you have the correct driving licence to drive your vehicle and tow a caravan. You will also need to have a valid MOT, Tax and insurance for your vehicle.  Your caravan do...

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Is your training provider no longer able to train you?

Towards the end of June, the UK began to emerge from the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of July, the DVSA announced that they would begin HGV vehicle testing, meaning that 2 Start Training could re-commence driver training. However, this has not been the case for al...

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Driving licence extension issued by DVLA

The DVLA have issued an update about extensions for driving licences that expire between 1st February 2020 and 31st August 2020. If your photocard driving licence or entitlement expires between these dates, you have a 7-month extension from the date of expiry. This means you won’t have to rene...

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How has Coronavirus affected you?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected every single corner of the planet and has had a lot of knock-on effects for everybody. This Pandemic is unlike anything we have seen or had to deal with before, and has come with a lot of unprecedented consequences, not only on the haulage industry but for ever...

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Tyres aged 10 years or older will be banned

The government announced on Wednesday 15th July 2020 that tyres that are 10 years or older on lorries, buses and coaches will be banned from roads in England in an attempt to improve road safety. The ban comes from an investigation that indicates that ageing tyres could fail because they are more l...

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