Author: Johnny

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.

5 of the strangest roads you can drive on

The easiest way to get from A to B is in a straight line. But no one wants to drive in a straight line all the time? We’d all be falling asleep at the wheel. Besides, straight lines are not always possible. As a result, it’s up to the world’s engineers to calculate the most efficient way to get between two points, navigating the rivers...

The long, hard road for truckers

As any trucker knows, life on the road can be lonely. Many spend months at a time away from home and family. Living in a space of three to five square metres, they rotate between the steering wheel, gas cooker and bed. It’s not hard to understand why some might turn to alcohol for respite.

Daimler to add hands-free driving to trucks

The shift towards autonomous vehicles shows no sign of slowing. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, Daimler Trucks announced it was adding a hands- and foot-free driving capability to the latest version of its Freightliner Cascadia truck.

7 things your driver trainer never told you

When you’re training as a truck driver there’s a lot to take in. Driver trainers are there to take you through the essentials of driving a heavy-duty vehicle. But while they will cover a lot in these sessions, there are seven things they may not have mentioned.

Are truckers risky drivers?

If you’re looking for a group of safe drivers, truckers have got to be up there with the best of them. Now there’s evidence to prove that. According to data gathered by Lytx, truck drivers are becoming even safer. The video-based telematics provider sifted through more than 100 billion miles of data and made some interesting discoveries.

Why avoiding tailgating is sometimes harder than you think

There are many rules when it comes to driving a truck. Some of those include staying focused, getting enough sleep, signalling early and never, ever tailgating.

Are the penalties for drink driving strong enough?

According to a survey by AlcoSense Breathalysers, four out of five motorists believe there should be stricter penalties for drink driving, with more than half of those questioned strongly in favour.

Christmas tree news!

Did you know…Eddie Stobart travelled more than 300,000 miles delivering Christmas trees last year (the same distance you would travel if you were off to the moon).

7 tips for winter driving

There’s a certain set of skills for driving a truck in good weather. Add snow, ice or other wintry conditions and that skillset goes up to a whole new level.

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