Author: Johnny

The politics of trucking

Trucking and politics aren’t two things you’d normally associate with one another.

Are you a bad truck driver?

When was the last time you saw a fellow driver doing something really stupid behind the wheel? 

Look – no hands!

A lorry driver in the UK has been caught making an online payment on his mobile phone while driving his truck along a motorway.

Volvo Truck stunts – what’s next?

Volvo Trucks is well-known for its entertaining – at times terrifying – stunts.  

Arctic truck or artic lorry?

We’ve seen the terms “arctic truck” or “artic lorry” being used quite a lot on the internet so we thought we’d put on our pedantic hat and do a short post on where this word comes from and the confusion with a very cold region on our planet.

China to Europe truck freight on a roll

It now takes just two weeks to move freight between China and Europe by road.

Trucks in trouble

Luckily, it’s not something that happens often, but trucks can get into all sorts of scrapes. A quick Google search reveals a few recent incidents… A truck carrying barrels of cider in the UK caught fire recently and was ‘well alight’ by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. It took them about an hour to put out the fire and no one was injured. Mind you, a lot of cider was wasted. Meanwhile,...

Going solo: it’s lonely on the road

Ask any trucker about their toughest challenge and one response will keep coming up: solitude.

5 money-saving tips for truckers

It’s not easy being a truck driver, but it’s even harder being a skint one. The issue of measly wages aside, life on the road can be expensive.

Where are the safest and most dangerous roads in Europe?

The European Commission has published its 2018 road safety statistics, and the news is better for drivers in some countries than others.

Uber Freight sets its sights on Europe

The launch of Uber Freight in Europe has been broadly welcomed. The ever-increasing driver shortage is not going away – if anything, it’s going to get worse – and the lack of drivers is reaching a critical point.

Truck makers worried about CO2 emissions limits

In February, the EU reached a tentative deal on CO2 emission limits for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The rules require that between 2025 and 2029, new trucks must emit an average of 15% less CO2 compared to this year’s emission levels.

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