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