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Our opinions and long pieces regarding the trucking industry

5 Essential Tips to Keep Your Van Organised

Think about how many hours you waste per month, over even per year, by having to look for the right tool in the back of your van or by needing to unload and load equipment because you can’t reach the kit you need. 

A truck driver salary: How much do lorry drivers earn?

In general, truck drivers earn between £23,000 and £40,000 per year in the UK with the average being between £25,000 and £30,000.

Going solo: it’s lonely on the road

Ask any trucker about their toughest challenge and one response will keep coming up: solitude.

5 money-saving tips for truckers

It’s not easy being a truck driver, but it’s even harder being a skint one. The issue of measly wages aside, life on the road can be expensive.

5 most annoying driving habits

Jeez. What is it with drivers?

The great trucker shortage drags on

A new study by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has revealed that one in five European truck driver jobs is currently vacant.

How to save money on your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

Diesel engines are responsible for nearly half of all nitrogen oxide pollution and two-thirds of all particulate emissions. Luckily, there’s a way to minimise the impact on the environment without having to get rid of your diesel truck.

Trucker shortage spreading across Europe

The trucker shortage is now spreading across Europe at an alarming rate, says a report from the International Road Haulage Union (IRU).

What happens when you look but don’t see?

There’s no end of distractions for anyone trying to drive a truck safely. Mobiles, GPSs, lane-change warnings – they can all take a driver’s attention away from the road.

The ideal trucker companion: a dog’s life on the road

With long journeys and even longer days, life as a trucker can feel lonely. If only you had someone to talk to… Enter your four-legged friend.

5 of the strangest roads you can drive on

The easiest way to get from A to B is in a straight line. But no one wants to drive in a straight line all the time? We’d all be falling asleep at the wheel. Besides, straight lines are not always possible. As a result, it’s up to the world’s engineers to calculate the most efficient way to get between two points, navigating the rivers...

The 8 best trucks at Truck Fest

When we heard that Peterborough was hosting the Truck Fest during the early May bank holiday, we couldn’t help but go and check what this Fest was all about. Of course the name “Truck Fest” pretty much gave it away, but we ultimately found ourselves amazed at the assortment of entertainment, displays and vehicles on show. Hence our decision to select, in our opinion, the 7 “Best Looking” trucks that where on display.

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