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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)?


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. 


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.

Pandemic job swap: Glampsite worker to lorry driver

The latest extraordinary story is that of a glampsite worker who transitioned to become a lorry driver at the start of the outbreak.

Road haulage firms’ fears for post-lockdown future

Hauliers are calling for more government support after a survey showed the scale of the problems the industry is facing due to the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Apollo Tyres Truck to battle at Slovakiaring 2020 ETRC Digital Challenge on Sunday 21st June

The Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing MAN piloted by Shane Brereton made its Championship debut in Misano two weeks ago, the first time Shane had driven a ‘virtual race truck’. Shane Brereton gave an exclusive interview to Fleet Speak ahead of this weekend’s event. ‘Misano was a great experience, the track is identical to the real circuit. I had never driven a virtual race truck and it took some time ...

Published: Fleet road safety report

The report revealed that around a third of road traffic crashes in high-income nations are thought to be work-related.

Fleet Speak Announces Sponsorship for Digital Race Truck

Are you a truck racing fan? Then join Fleet Speak this summer for a virtual racing season live in your own home – and cheer on the driver we’re sponsoring! 

Drivers urged to watch their behaviour on the roads

a quarter (25%) of road users said car drivers and cyclists are behaving worse than before the outbreak.