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Our opinions and long pieces regarding the trucking industry

7 things your driver trainer never told you

When you’re training as a truck driver there’s a lot to take in. Driver trainers are there to take you through the essentials of driving a heavy-duty vehicle. But while they will cover a lot in these sessions, there are seven things they may not have mentioned.

Where are Europe’s deadliest roads?

Figures from the World Health Organisation have revealed Europe’s deadliest roads. According to statistics from 2016, Russian roads have the highest rate of road deaths, while roads in Norway and Switzerland are the safest.

Are truckers risky drivers?

If you’re looking for a group of safe drivers, truckers have got to be up there with the best of them. Now there’s evidence to prove that. According to data gathered by Lytx, truck drivers are becoming even safer. The video-based telematics provider sifted through more than 100 billion miles of data and made some interesting discoveries.

Why avoiding tailgating is sometimes harder than you think

There are many rules when it comes to driving a truck. Some of those include staying focused, getting enough sleep, signalling early and never, ever tailgating.

Czech officials consider banning trucks from left lane

If you were asked to list Europe’s best roads, the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic would certainly not make the grade. The main roadway running between Prague and Brno doesn’t have the best of reputations. It might be the country’s busiest highway, but it seems to be in a continuous state of disrepair and the heavy congestion seems never ending.

Driver shortage affecting whole of Europe

Research has revealed the extent of the driver shortage in Europe. A new report, revealed that Europe’s road transport companies are hurtling toward a driver shortage crisis of 150,000 unfilled jobs.

Change is coming to trucking, but something’s got to give

The idea of all or nothing has its appeal. It’s a chance to get everything out of your system in one go. We might drink more than our recommended daily units in one night, but hey, that’s OK, because we’ll be booze free for the next three days (48 hours at least).

Trucks on frontline of cargo crime

New research has revealed the number one threat to trucking operations around the world: hijackings.

Study confirms it’s lonely on the road

New research has revealed that more than half of people working in transport and logistics feel lonely always, often or some of the time.

A rant about everything (but mostly wages)

Most truck drivers would agree the wages could be better. No, scrap that. Pretty much every truck driver would agree that the wages NEED to be a damn sight better.

Fighting the stigma around depression in trucking

Here’s a sobering fact for you: trucking is the eighth highest occupation most likely to commit suicide. To say this doesn’t make for easy reading is an understatement, but it’s a conversation we need to have.

What do you call yours?

Lots of us name our cars and trucks. It’s fun and whether you drive for a living or not, it’s nice to feel like there is a bond between human and machine.