Buying advice

Making the right purchasing decision is an essential part of keeping your business running, and Commercialmotor.com is here to help. From finding the right vehicle or trailer for the job, to the right legal service or the right aftermarket support, we have it covered. And if you are thinking about buying through Commercialmotor.com, find out why you can trust us.

 

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Driver CPC training: buyers' guide

Every vocational driving licence holder has to complete 35 hours of driver CPC (DCPC) training every five years. If they do not do so and are stopped by the DVSA or police, both operator and driver will be liable for prosecution for using the vehicle without a valid licence.

AdBlue buyers' guide

Although sometimes incorrectly described as a fuel additive, AdBlue should be kept well apart from diesel. It is more correctly described as a reagent and is the diet of choice for vehicles’ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.
Photo of driver using his tachograph

Tachograph Analysis

Digital tachographs became mandatory in trucks first registered on or after 1 May 2006, sweeping away 25 years of analogue tachographs and paper charts. What has not changed, however, is the need to analyse tachograph data to ensure that drivers comply with the EU Drivers Hours rules and do not jeopardise their employer’s O-licence.
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Choosing a Euro-5 Truck

At Commercial Motor we’ve been testing trucks for more than 100 years, so to make your decision-making easier, we’ve compiled all the Euro-5 trucks tests that we’ve carried out since April 2007. That’s more than 150 trucks reviewed and rated.