New edition of FTA Van Drivers’ Handbook now available

Wednesday 09 December 2015

The Freight Transport Association has published an updated edition of its Van Drivers’ Handbook - the essential guide to ensuring the safe, legal and efficient operation of vans and light commercial vehicles. The handbook is designed to give van drivers a quick and easy reference guide to help them stay legally compliant, together with practical advice and information on the daily operation of the vehicle.

The comprehensive and fully updated guide, sponsored by Brigade Automotive, covers topics such as drivers’ key legal requirements, defensive and green driving, safe use of vehicles, drivers’ hours and records, driving licences and offences, speed limits, towing trailers, dangerous goods and much more. There is also a van driver daily walk around check pull-out section.

The new edition of the FTA Van Drivers’ Handbook includes the following key updates:

• Abolition of the counterpart to the driving licence
• Changes to laws on drink and drug driving
• Updated guidance on towing trailers

The FTA Van Drivers’ Handbook is available online from Shopfta at, or by calling 03717 11 11 11 or 01892 552390, at £6.75 a copy for FTA members or £8.00 for non-members, with discounts available for multiple copies (product code 4273).

FTA offers industry-leading services to benefit van operators including vehicle inspections, driver and management training, consultancy and information. Shopfta stocks a variety of van-related products including defect report pads, a walk-around check poster and driver card, van compliance packs, sat-navs - including one with built-in dash cam, a range of van security products, plus stickers, DVDs, books and guides. Further information is available on the Shopfta website.
FTA Press Office
01892 552255