Author: Emma

What happens if I don’t tax my truck?

Tax must be paid on virtually all vehicles that are registered in the UK – and that includes HGVs. However, not all drivers are following the rules. According to data from the Department of Transport, the number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads has trebled since paper tax discs were scrapped in 2014. How to tax an HGV For lorries that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes when loaded, you need to get HGV tax....

Common injuries from a truck accident

When you drive for a living, it’s important that you understand road safety. Not just for your own safety as a truck driver, but also for the safety of those around you. When talking about accidents, there are huge differences between a car and a truck – not least that a truck is much larger and heavier than a car. As a result, there are also huge differences between what happens when either one i...

Drivers send more than 35 dashcam videos to police every day

For years, other people’s bad driving was something we’ve had to grin and bear. But then dashcams appeared on the scene. According to research by consumer car mag WhatCar? vigilante motorists are sending more than 35 dashcam videos to the police every day. The data revealed that more than 52,000 pieces of footage had been submitted in the UK since 2017. The figures, which were gathered via a freed...

3 of the all-time best trucking movies to watch

There’s something about truck drivers and their trucks that’s appealed to certain film makers. The possibilities are endless. The struggling truck driver trying to turn his life around. The straight-laced trucker who gets caught up in the criminal underworld of trucking. Or what about the wronged truck driver who is out to get revenge by any means necessary? All classic film storylines, but with a...

‘Intelligent’ mapping service planned to create safer roads

Vehicle-mounted image recognition technology is being used on Britain’s roads to create ‘intelligent’ maps of roadside assets.

4 trucking scams (and how to avoid them)

here’s a list of five trucking scams – and more importantly, how to avoid them…

Guide to the HGV road user levy

Every HGV driven in the UK is subject to the HGV road user levy.

Latest information for HGV drivers driving between the UK and Europe

There are temporary testing facilities at Hull Port and Humberside Airport, however, the advice is to get tested before arriving at a port to avoid delays.

Truck drivers ‘treated like second class citizens’

“We were being clapped along with NHS workers a few short weeks ago. People should remember if it wasn't for truckers there would be nothing on the shelves.”

‘Intelligent’ mapping service planned to create safer roads

Vehicle-mounted image recognition technology is being used on Britain’s roads to create ‘intelligent’ maps of roadside assets.

Drink driving enforcement being stepped up in UK

Anyone getting behind the wheel too soon after having a festive drink could face serious consequences, such as a driving ban, criminal record, a hefty fine or a prison sentence.

Highway Code changes shift legal liability to truck drivers

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has voiced ‘serious concerns’ over proposed changes to the UK’s Highway Code saying it’s a frightening and irresponsible policy.