Author: Emma

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. 

The £2.5m digital freight start-up flying under the radar

The platform has been stealthily working its way into the hearts of hauliers and their clients, across a variety of sectors: Zeus.

Want to quit smoking? 4 tips to help you stop for good

If you drive a truck and want to quit smoking, here are four tips to help give up and keep stress levels to a minimum.

Unsecured loads create perilous problem on our roads

Between June 2019 and April 2020, 9,576 incidents of building or construction items blocking roads were reported.

Slower recovery for UK haulage industry than European neighbours

Activity in the UK trucking industry is getting back to pre-coronavirus levels, but recovery is slower than its European counterparts.

EU trucking reforms signed off with no amendments

Updates to EU trucking rules have been signed off by members of the European Parliament without the proposed amendments. A number of central and eastern European countries had been pushing for amendments to the reform package, but their pleas have been rejected.

Government insurance guarantee boosts truck firms

Struggling road haulage firms are in line to benefit from the government’s new £10bn insurance guarantee to protect firms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Summarised: Government guidance for people who work in vehicles

Working at home has never been an option for lorry drivers. Obviously. What that means, then, is that employers must do everything they can to protect their workers by minimising the risk of COVID-19.

NEXT UP NURBURGRING FOR THE APOLLO TYRES DIGITAL TRUCK

Brereton, still getting used to simulator racing, had explosive starts in both races but suffered a number of racing incidents to record tenth place finishes in both races.