Here are six safety tips truck drivers should consider during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
According to the study, experience has a bigger impact on safety than age.
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.
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.
Lockdown is easing and non-essential shops are re-opening – but what does all this mean for lorry drivers and the road freight sector?
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.
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.
Here are some trucking safety tips to minimise your chances of having an accident while behind the wheel:
more than half (56%) of HGV operators said they saw improvements in driver behaviour from fitting camera systems in their vehicles.