Author: Steve

France to reopen borders with UK for HGV drivers

France has reopened its borders with the UK to truck drivers who test negative to Covid-19.

Calls for better road safety after runaway tyre incident

A runaway tyre which smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.

Brexit talks could stall over commercial vehicles’ EU access

It is reported that the EU is reluctant to agree to British demands for UK truckers to be able to work extensively across the bloc once the transition period ends in December.

Study: UK drivers not ready for autonomous vehicles

New research has revealed that two thirds of people do not feel ready to share the roads with driverless vehicles.

Hike in fuel duty would hit economy hard

With reports that UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak is considering raising the fuel duty by 5p per litre, it’s not just the nation’s drivers who will be impacted. Logistics businesses – and the wider economy – would also feel the pressure.

What trucking can tell us about the economy

Trucking companies can give a very clear idea about what consumers will be demanding in the months ahead. It offers a reliable indicator, giving a sense of where demand is growing in real time.

How truck drivers can stay healthy on the road

Here are three truck driver health tips to get you started.

Where are Europe’s safest roads?

Data published by the European Commission estimate that road fatalities in 2019 dropped by 23% compared to 2010.

How fleet managers can look after their truck drivers’ health and wellbeing

Around 35% of illness at work in the transport industry is attributed to issues with mental health (although that figure is likely to be higher, considering the stigma surrounding the issue). 

EU trucking market set for €63 billion coronavirus loss

A new report suggests that revenue from road freight in Europe could drop by as much as €63 billion in 2020 as a result of the impact of coronavirus.

RHA responds to climate change report

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has responded to a new report on climate change by calling for recognition of the essential role that road transport plays in the UK economy.

THE APOLLO TYRES DIGITAL TRUCK HEADS TO LE MANS

The 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE hosts the penultimate rounds of the Championship at the famous Le Mans Bugatti Circuit with the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team hoping for better fortunes this time out.