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Why you need Logistics Skills Tests?

Drivers are too often recruited without any form of validated assessment. Whilst they have the necessary license to drive the proposed vehicle, this does not verify their actual skills, knowledge and legal obligations involved in their day to day activities.

Due to ever changing regulations, transport companies have to protect themselves by knowing that the drivers they hire have the working knowledge and understanding of their legal requirements; not just that they can drive and have a license to do so; otherwise they may be putting their license at risk! Transport companies also have to be confident that they can trust the driver with their equipment, e.g. a 44 tonne artic carrying a full load (which could exceed £100,000 on the road). They need to be comfortable that this is being done legally and whilst carrying the reputation and legal responsibilities of the company. They need to know that this is being done SAFELY, SECURELY and LEGALLY.

Therefore if you’re hiring then our specific logistics skills tests such as Load Safety Test, Manual Tachograph Test and Driver’s Hours Test are exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you recruit them, or utilise the assessments as a training programme to ensure all existing employees are fully up to date with changes to regulations and overall safety requirements.

Overview of Tests

A different approach has been taken to the Transport Suite of assessments. The focus is more towards assessing the driver’s basic day-to-day skills and knowledge in the transport of a variety of goods, that is required by law and the company they are representing and not a measure of the drivers CPC. All our logistic skills testing is designed to test the knowledge of EU regulations, lawful practice and safety regulations and procedures.

Customer Benefits?

The suite is applicable to both the recruitment of new drivers and existing drivers and has been developed to cater for all employment scenarios such as:

  • Full time drivers
  • Part time drivers
  • Agency drivers
  • Owner drivers


The assessments are not designed to “Catch out” but to provide the business with practical, demonstrable assessment records of drivers’ knowledge before “commitment to employment” or “hire” when recruiting and/or the identification of training needs and knowledge gaps thereafter.

We recognise that during the recruitment process for new drivers whether directly or through agencies, employers are exposed to unnecessary risks in a number of areas that could be easily mitigated.

In addition, we also appreciate that permanent and long term employed drivers develop gaps in their knowledge over time. Addressing this by regularly taking the assessments (e.g. annually) will ensure the key essentials are at the very least “front of mind” for every driver.


The qualifications of drivers are checked and valid. Their experience is clear from the driver’s history, but can they do the job? Do they have the right level of knowledge? Is the company being put at unnecessary risk and exposed to legal action?

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Assessments available:
Key Skills Measured:
  • Day to day driving knowledge and legal requirements
  • Awareness
  • Front of mind and knowledge reinforcement
  • Quality drivers employed by a quality company
  • Consistent measure across the company regardless of employment source
  • Identification of skills and knowledge gaps for training
  • Drivers load is not secure
  • Vehicle checks not conducted correctly
  • Working time directive non conformance’s
  • Legal requirements
  • Tachograph requirements
  • Carriage of hazardous goods conformance


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Next steps….

Do you feel our Logistics tests and assessments could be beneficial to your company?

Why not get in contact for further information or on pricing, either through our contact form or by calling 0203 693 2201.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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Skillarena have given us a fresh perspective on our workforce and the motivation to build upon attracting the right people through an engaging employer brand.
Alison Tookey Employee Relations Advisor, Home Retail Group
Choosing Skillsarena was the best business decision we made, the system is slick and easy to use, our business processes are faster and I recommend the company when speaking to other about their recruitment problems.
Alan Blake Managing Director, Secom Plc
Skillsarena’s tests have been used throughout the organisation for all levels of recruitment up to the most senior and have been very well received. The response to the tests has been overwhelmingly positive. All of our recruitment managers are absolutely delighted.
Mark Gillmam Recruitment Business Partner, Southern Housing

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