Author: Johnny

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.

How truck drivers can reduce back pain

Truckers are four times more likely to suffer from back pain than your average person. Unfortunately, it’s something that comes with the job.

US Tiger Truck Stop becomes animal-free zone

Long before the crazy world of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin hit our screens, there was another tiger king at large in the US.

Renault Trucks zero emission vehicle launches in UK

Renault Trucks has launched a 26-tonne fully electric truck which is headed for the UK market. The Renault D Wide ZE will be the first zero emission vehicle from Renault for the UK.

5 trucking techs being used in the fight against Covid-19

It’s not surprising that trucking technology has been updated and repurposed because of Covid-19. Here are five examples of how trucking tech has been adapted.

Government announces suspension of HGV levy

The Government has announced that the HGV Levy for UK-based and foreign trucks will be suspended for 12 months from 1 August 2020, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK reports.

Road freight sector ‘needs post-Covid funds’

The trucking industry needs €75 bn from the EU to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for new transport measures, according to calculations made by the International Road Transport Union (IRU). 

Changes to DQC expiry date rules

If you’re an HGV driver, you’ll be aware that certain road transport rules have been relaxed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But are you up to date with the latest information around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) cards, also known as Driver Qualification Cards (DQC)?

ZOLDER HOSTS ROUND 6 FOR THE APOLLO TYRES DIGITAL TRUCK

The 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE moves to Belgium and the Zolder Circuit for the Sixth Round of the digital racing championship, increasing it’s fan base as the series progresses. 

2020 DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE – MOST CIRCUIT

Are you a truck racing fan? Then re-watch the Most circuit here. The trucks are in the original 2020 liveries, the circuits are exact replicas of the real venues and a live race control based directly at the Nurburgring circuit to oversee all the ‘on track’ action.

Most trucks ‘not ready’ for London permit scheme

Less than a quarter of fleet managers whose trucks operate within London are completely ready for the capital’s upcoming HGV permit scheme, according to a new survey.