Author: Johnny

Councils to issue fines for minor motoring offences

New proposals being drafted by the Department for Transport (DfT) could give local councils more powers to issue penalty fines to motorists.

What do you get when you turn a sports car into a big rig?

What is it about car manufacturers and their fascination with trucks? You’ve got Mercedes-Benz which is the sister company of Freightliner. Volkswagen is about to buy Navistar. And then there’s Tesla’s semi-truck. This ongoing interest has clearly got fleet management review site FleetLogging thinking. Running with that theme, they’ve imagined what supercar brands would look like as trucks. Of cou...

How do I check if a vehicle is taxed?

The DVLA stopped using paper tax discs in 2014, but taxing your vehicle is still vitally important. Failing to renew your vehicle tax could leave you facing a hefty fine. If you need to check if a vehicle is taxed, it’ll only take a few seconds of your time. Here’s a brief guide to checking if a vehicle is taxed, costs, penalties, and renewing your vehicle tax. What is vehicle tax? Vehicle t...

Campaign to tackle truck driver mental health

The newly-launched CALM Driver campaign aims to raise awareness of truck drivers’ mental health. A collaborative effort between Driving for Better Business (DfBB), Highways England and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), the campaign also wants to reduce the stigma surrounding the subject. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the suicide rate for truck driv...

Fuel prices keep changing. Time for a fuel calculator…

The Fleet Speak fuel calculator can help you calculate how much diesel you will need per journey so you don’t come up against any nasty surprises on route.

Big fines and calls for HGV drivers to be “Covid test-ready”

HGV drivers in Kent have been fined more than £32,000 since 1st January 2021.

How to calculate fuel cost consumption for a truck

Fuel is one of the biggest expenses the trucking industry has to deal with. So it stands to reason that if a trucking company is going to make a profit, it needs to know how to calculate fuel cost consumption for its trucks.

Plans to build new Brexit lorry parks to reduce border chaos

The UK government is planning to build up to 29 new lorry parks across the UK as a way to deal with the additional border checks required after Brexit. Boris Johnson’s government has changed the law giving itself the authority to grant emergency planning permission for these sites. At the end of this year, Britain will leave the EU’s single market and customs union which means truck drivers will n...

Leaked post-Brexit document should be made public

The report outlines a worst case scenario, regardless of whether Boris Johnson secures a free trade agreement with Brussels.

Better working conditions for truck drivers? The reality

New EU rules on road transport aim to create better working conditions for truck drivers and ensure fair competition within the trucking industry. That all sounds great in theory, but what about the reality?

5 facts about a career in trucking

Whether you’re starting a career driving a truck or sitting in an office, sometimes the expectation doesn’t quite match the reality. It’s not ideal, but that’s life.  However, the more prepared you are about the reality of what to expect from a job in the trucking industry, the less of a shock it will be. If you’re starting out in trucking, here’s my tips on what to expect from your career. 1 You’...

Top 5 trends changing trucking forever (and that includes humans)

According to a survey by Supply Chain Management World, 64% of executives believe that the insights being gleaned from big data can change the trucking industry forever.