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Heavy goods vehicles (HGV): driver's daily walkaround check

The daily checks heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers must carry out to make sure their vehicles are safe to drive.

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HGV driver's daily walkaround check

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You must carry out a daily walkaround check to see if your HGV is safe to drive, and record the results of the check.

You must carry out at least one walkaround check of the whole vehicle every 24 hours, usually before you drive it.

Daily walkaround checks are part of having an effective vehicle maintenance system.

Published 8 July 2013
Last updated 23 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) walkaround check diagram.
  2. First published.