Author: Emma

£1,000 for an air freshener? Errr….

How many of you have an air freshener hanging from your cab’s rear-view mirror? Or maybe you’re more of a fluffy dice person? If you’re working as a truck driver in the UK, you may find that a dangling air freshener could land you with a £1,000 fine and three points on your licence. A new crackdown by police in the UK means that anything from dirty windscreens to badly-placed sat navs and fluffy d...

Starsky Robotics beat others in autonomous vehicle race

A little-known trucking start-up has beaten Tesla and Waymo in the race to run driverless trucks on the open road.

The highs and lows of truck racing at Le Mans

Sponsored by  Thelma hit the race track for the last time this year when she competed in the penultimate rounds of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship at the Le Mans Circuit. And what a track to make your 2019 farewell! The Apollo Tyres TOR Truck (aka Thelma), her driver Shane Brereton and the whole racing team had a good weekend, competing in what can only be described as some rather event...

Nintendo announces FIA European Truck Racing Championship

People might not fancy driving a truck in real life, but there’s plenty who are keen to have a go in gaming life.

90mph in a truck? You’re kidding me

A truck driver caught driving at nearly 90mph on a UK road has been given a suspended jail sentence and banned from driving.

Fleet Speak took over Convoy in the Park

In August at Donington Park in the UK, Fleet Speak attended Convoy in the Park – a celebration of all things trucks.

Are silent overnight deliveries the way forward

Trucks are usually banned from driving through Stockholm’s city centre at night – they’re too noisy. That means heavy vehicles end up adding to the morning congestion in the rush to get deliveries where they need to be.

Crank it up!

Pulling tarps, cranking gears, and shifting freight. Plenty of people would baulk at the idea, but for truckers it’s just one part of the job.

The ideal trucker companion: a dog’s life on the road

With long journeys and even longer days, life as a trucker can feel lonely. If only you had someone to talk to… Enter your four-legged friend.

Should the highway code be taught in schools?

Should pupils be taught the highway code as part of the school curriculum? It’s an interesting question, and it seems logical that such a move would improve knowledge among young drivers and make the roads safer.

A world without truckers? It would be pretty dire…

The latest report from logistics market research company Ti shows that Europe’s road freight sector saw its fastest growth rate of 4.5% in real terms since 2009. Figures published in the European Road Freight Transport report also show that this momentum looks set to continue. Europe, like so many other regions around the globe, is heavily reliant on trucking, so it’s hard to imagine the effects i...

Heavy-duty truck orders down

Orders for heavy-duty trucks fell to the lowest level for 18 months in January. According to data from ACT Research, the industry saw a 68% drop in 15,800 Class 8 trucks compared to orders placed 12 months before.

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