Author: Simon

What do trucking companies think of England’s roads?

A new survey has revealed that less than half of companies running trucks on England’s motorways and A-roads feel they meet their business needs.

Truck chaos at Dover a “national embarrassment”

The situation we saw at Dover over the Christmas period was a “national embarrassment” and “must not be repeated.”

Men three times more likely to speed than women

When it comes to driving, there are all sorts of gender stereotypes. Women are safer drivers, men are better drivers, and young male drivers are more prone to breaking drink driving rules…

Exploitation of truck drivers: a problem that’s just getting worse

The global logistics system found itself under increasing pressure resulting in non-EU truck drivers being exploited.

Queues of 7,000 trucks, warns leaked report

A leaked government document warns that the UK could soon see queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent with HGV drivers waiting two days to reach the border.

What are the UK’s drink-drive limits?

Here’s everything you need to know about the UK alcohol limit and the laws on drinking and driving.

Road reallocation plans overlook reality (and trucks)

“The government’s plans present an opportunity to make cycling a more attractive option for private road users.”

New Acceleration Unit to fast track UK transport projects

The UK government has announced the launch of a new Acceleration Unit designed to fast track essential road and rail upgrades in the UK.

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.