Author: Johnny

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.

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.