Author: Chris

Walkaround checks being ignored by HGV drivers

New research suggests that the majority of HGV drivers are failing to carry out walkaround checks of their vehicle before getting behind the wheel.

Covid-19 hits commercial vehicle production worldwide

Recent analysis by IHS Markit, the production of commercial vehicles globally is down 22% to 2.6 million units compared to 2019.

Truck tyres must be less than ten years old

Tyres that are more than ten years old are to be banned from trucks, buses and coaches in the UK with the aim to boost road safety.

Calls for better road safety after runaway tyre incident

A runaway tyre that smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.

Will we recognise the trucking industry in a decade?

The industry has grown considerably over the years. And even now, in the face of something as overwhelming as the coronavirus pandemic, the industry has had to do what it always does: keep on trucking.


The 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE concludes its inaugural Championship with a visit to the Jarama Circuit and the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team hoping for better fortunes. 

Hyundai’s first fuel cell truck heads to Europe

The first of Hyundai’s fuel cell trucks has arrived in Switzerland. The ten Xcient Fuel Cell trucks will be available for lease and the truck manufacturer plans to ship another 40 to Switzerland this year.

Could biomethane cut your fuel costs?

Are you keen to save on fuel costs for your truck fleet? Then switching from diesel to biomethane could be the answer you’re looking for, according to a new campaign. 

Commercial drivers’ ‘Covid caution’ wearing off

Risky driving behaviours among the UK’s commercial fleets are starting to return to pre-Covid levels, according to new data. 

Guide to on the road fitness

Truckers aren’t renowned for being the picture of glowing health. Research has shown that truck drivers are often obese (many morbidly so), and have the highest risk of chronic health problems of any occupational group.

Truck MOTs to restart in July

Now the DVSA has said that if your MOT was due in March or April 2020, you have two three-month extensions, while if it was due in May, June, July or August, you get only one three-month extension.


Shane Brereton recorded points finishes in both rounds of the 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE at Nurburgring last weekend, securing his highest position of eighth place in the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing MAN.