Our opinions and long pieces regarding the trucking industry

Fleet Speak took over Convoy in the Park

In August at Donington Park in the UK, Fleet Speak attended Convoy in the Park – a celebration of all things trucks.

5 tips for reducing stress while driving

Working odd hours, sleeping in uncomfortable surroundings, being away from home for weeks at a time.

Are you a bad truck driver?

When was the last time you saw a fellow driver doing something really stupid behind the wheel? 

4 fixes to the truck driver shortage

The truck driver shortage is not just an industry problem, it’s everyone’s problem.

Truckers share safety tips

Truck drivers in the US have shared safety tips as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week.

The first year as a new lorry driver

In most jobs the first few years can be the hardest and for a truck driver this is no different. You have the challenge of getting used to the vehicle, getting used to customer requirements, and getting used to the truck driver lifestyle. Here are a few things to expect in your first year, and a few tips to keep you safe and on track for a great career in trucking. Hang in there and you’ll absolutely love the truck driving life! Realise it’s not going to be easy Driving a lorry can be the best job in the world. But it takes a little time to get used to. It’s normal to have a few small accidents in your first year, to run late a few times, to get lost in an area you don’t know, etc.  You also don’t earn an awful lot in the beginning. So it can sometimes feel like you’ve chosen the wrong pro...[Read More]

Volvo Truck stunts – what’s next?

Volvo Trucks is well-known for its entertaining – at times terrifying – stunts.  

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.