Why Choose Us

Why Choose Atkins LGV?

Our company recognizes the value of using trainers who are not only expert teachers but who have also had many years experience on the road. Our trainers fully understand the demands made on Professional Drivers and the strict criteria set out by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency. We believe the training we give is the very best money can buy. At Atkins LGV you are treated like one of the family, nothing is too much trouble. We feel that if you are delighted with your training then you will tell your friends – and that is the best advert we can have. So, with expert trainers, vehicles which comply with the July 1st 2007 requirements, unrivalled customer service with a family feel, you are guaranteed the best driver training services anywhere.

 

HGV Training scams

There are lots of companies – known as brokers – who offer to provide a complete HGV training service. They say they will organize a provisional licence, arrange a medical, book a theory test and provide the practical training. Courses are normally around the £3000 mark, but unfortunately it seems there are some rogue brokers who are set up purely to scam people. They appear to be bona fide firms and will probably have a glossy looking website. They won’t necessarily ask for the full fee upfront – instead they’re more likely to ask for a couple of smaller installments In return they will start organizing the lower cost elements of the training like the medical and theory test. This builds up trust in the victim, who is then happy to pay the rest of the fee. The company will then stop answering calls, or may disappear completely, and the costly practical training is never provided.

It’s worth looking into local training centers you can visit yourself to see what sort of facilities they provide. If you decide to use a broker then do plenty of background research on them and look for positive testimonials online.

Click here to visit the BBC programme You’ve been Scammed for more information