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Our opinions and long pieces regarding the trucking industry

Lorry: What is a lorry and what’s the difference with a truck?

This is a very easy question according to some people and a very difficult one according to others.

Arctic truck or artic lorry?

We’ve seen the terms “arctic truck” or “artic lorry” being used quite a lot on the internet so we thought we’d put on our pedantic hat and do a short post on where this word comes from and the confusion with a very cold region on our planet.

Report: HGV diesel sales should be banned from 2040

The sale of new diesel HGVs should be banned from 2040, says a new report looking at the future of freight transportation.

Do I need legal advice as a truck driver?

As the manager of a fleet, it is nearly unavoidable to come across a legal issue whether it’s related to health and safety, commercial contracts, employment or a legal dispute. But what about legal advice for truckers?  While a truck driver hopefully doesn’t need a lawyer very often, it is still very useful to be up-to-date on the latest truck drivers’ rights and obligations. You can find a lot of useful tips online. Here are some of the legal areas we recommend you’d get familiar with. Alcohol and driving Obviously, the best advice is just not to drink anything when driving but especially you’re away on the road for longer periods of time and are potentially crossing multiple jurisdictions, make sure you are aware of the requirements of the countries you’re passing through. Did you know s...[Read More]

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. 

Finding lorry driver jobs and HGV driving jobs near me

Getting a new job, whether that is a HGV driver job, a lorry driver job or something entirely different, is always a challenge. Not just the application process but just finding job opportunities near you can be quite tricky. Here are a few tips on how to find truck driver jobs in your area. Experiment with terminology First of all, there are a range of ways companies might be describing the job you’re looking for. Think for instance about the use of lorry, truck, HGV, etc. So when you’re using search engines like Google or the search function on a job site, make sure you try out the different variations. Also think about search terms that are slightly wider than just the job such as transport, logistics, haulage, etc.  Secondly, do the same for the location. Try out your city but also you...[Read More]

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.