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6 things truck drivers should remember in a pandemic

Here are six safety tips truck drivers should consider during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Proposed amends to UK’s Highways Code divides opinion

The UK government is making plans to amend the Highway Code, the rules that govern British roads. Some of the changes include rules that prioritise cyclists and pedestrians over motorists.

Social media: The good, the bad and the ugly

In the world of trucking, there are social media stars who’ve managed to monetise their working lives.

A third of serious injuries caused by road accidents

The research showed that 32% of adults who had sustained a serious injury (broken bones or spinal damage) had done so in a road accident.

Safer roads mean retaining experienced truck drivers

According to the study, experience has a bigger impact on safety than age.

China leading the way in electric trucking

To say that China dominates the electric trucking market is no exaggeration. The country is leagues ahead of its competitors in terms of producing electrified trucks. However, the signals point to sales of electric trucks to take off around the world pretty soon.

Research reveals pandemic effect on road freight turnover

European road freight companies are expected to see a 17% decrease in annual turnover this year due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to industry estimates. 

“Logistics remains vital” to rebuilding the economy

Lockdown is easing and non-essential shops are re-opening – but what does all this mean for lorry drivers and the road freight sector?

Warning over “added risk” as drivers return to the road

Let’s be honest, the roads have been a dream during lockdown. With such little traffic on the road, it’s never been easier to reach your drop-offs on time – perhaps even ahead of time.

Unemployment could hit haulage industry hard, report predicts

While the industry has been praised by the government for ensuring Britain is “fuelled and fed, almost half (46%) of haulier’s lorries in the UK have been taken off the road since the coronavirus outbreak started.

5 truck driver safety tips

Here are some trucking safety tips to minimise your chances of having an accident while behind the wheel:

In-cab cameras bring significant business benefits for HGV operators

more than half (56%) of HGV operators said they saw improvements in driver behaviour from fitting camera systems in their vehicles.