Driving & Logistics

Get all the latest Driving & Logistics news and opinions in one place. From asking questions about truck drivers to the latest rules and regulations on logistics. We ask them all here.

Comparing backloading for trucks websites

Backloading for trucks is a great way to optimise profitability and here we compare three websites doing just that.

Goodyear teams up with ZF for fleet management

A new fleet management tool has been unveiled by Goodyear and tech outfit ZF to help fleets keep moving.

‘Zoom zombies’ a menace on the road

The coronavirus pandemic may have led to fewer vehicles on the road over the past year, but driving could be more dangerous than ever.

Drivers send more than 35 dashcam videos to police every day

For years, other people’s bad driving was something we’ve had to grin and bear. But then dashcams appeared on the scene. According to research by consumer car mag WhatCar? vigilante motorists are sending more than 35 dashcam videos to the police every day. The data revealed that more than 52,000 pieces of footage had been submitted in the UK since 2017. The figures, which were gathered via a freedom of information request sent to every UK police force, show that a third of those videos resulted in action being taken by the police. 35 out of the UK’s 42 police forces have been able to hand out fines to drivers based on dashcam evidence. Just over 10% of the incidents were serious enough to warrant court prosecutions. Meanwhile, 9.6% resulted in a Fixed Penalty Notice, 10.5% ended up with th...[Read More]

China to Europe truck freight on a roll

It now takes just two weeks to move freight between China and Europe by road.

5 ways to beat road rage

As a professional driver, traffic jams are just part of the day job. But the more congested the roads, the more stressful the driving experience.

Daimler to add hands-free driving to trucks

The shift towards autonomous vehicles shows no sign of slowing. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, Daimler Trucks announced it was adding a hands- and foot-free driving capability to the latest version of its Freightliner Cascadia truck.

New speed limits on Europe’s roads

A number of EU countries have been reassessing speed restrictions on country roads. Spain has reduced the speed limit on its major rural roads from 100km/hr to 90km/hr. More than 2,700 road signs have been changed at a cost of €526,000.

Driver training doesn’t have to be in a classroom

The internet removes a range of physical barriers – and this is seen in all industries.

More women behind the wheel, please

Across the industry, just 9% of truck drivers are women. At a time when haulage companies are struggling to fill the driver shortage, the solution seems clear.

Are the penalties for drink driving strong enough?

According to a survey by AlcoSense Breathalysers, four out of five motorists believe there should be stricter penalties for drink driving, with more than half of those questioned strongly in favour.

Is the industry making truckers’ lives easier?

New rules focusing on truck drivers’ employment have been agreed by the Council of Europe to make the job more attractive.