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The bizarre moment woman attempts to scam truck driver

A woman has been caught on video blatently trying to scam a truck driver by making it look like he’d knocked her off her bicycle.

What to do about fuel crime?

There were around 25,000 fuel thefts in the UK last year, totalling a loss of roughly £9 million.

Drivers more likely to speed in early hours

The majority of drivers are most likely to break the speed limit in the early hours of the morning.

50 years of research to boost road safety

It’s been 50 years since Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team (ART) started to systematically gather, analyse and act upon real-life data from traffic accidents.

£1,000 for an air freshener? Errr….

How many of you have an air freshener hanging from your cab’s rear-view mirror? Or maybe you’re more of a fluffy dice person? If you’re working as a truck driver in the UK, you may find that a dangling air freshener could land you with a £1,000 fine and three points on your licence. A new crackdown by police in the UK means that anything from dirty windscreens to badly-placed sat navs and fluffy dice could be seen as obstructing the driver’s view of the road ahead. Drivers caught with an offending item could face a £100 on-the-spot fine. However, even if the fine is avoided, insurers may refuse to pay out if the driver is involved in an accident and they decide their vision had been impeded by such items. If the case ends up in court, the fine could potentially increase to £1,000. Ou...[Read More]

New motorway to link Europe and China

A new toll motorway stretching across Russia has been given the green light.

Starsky Robotics beat others in autonomous vehicle race

A little-known trucking start-up has beaten Tesla and Waymo in the race to run driverless trucks on the open road.

Renault F1 truck crashes off road on way to Hungarian Grand Prix

Renault’s Hungarian Grand Prix didn’t get off to the best of starts when one of the team’s trucks crashed off the road in Hungary. The truck was on its way to Budapest for the next round of races in the Formula One championship. The articulated vehicle went off the motorway near Gyor – no other vehicles were involved and the driver escaped serious injury. Renault’s F1 team didn’t give any details about the contents of the truck, which was one of many used for the European races. These trucks tend to carry everything from tools and wires to engines and race cars. Even before the crash, Renault’s luck hadn’t been great. After a weekend to forget in Hockenheim in which it failed to score any points and dropped to sixth place, the last thing it needed was to lose a team truck.

Nintendo announces FIA European Truck Racing Championship

People might not fancy driving a truck in real life, but there’s plenty who are keen to have a go in gaming life.

The invasion of the e-scooter

Over the past year it feels like e-scooters have taken over many cities around the world.

More women are getting behind the wheel

We all know what the stereotypical truck driver looks like, but as more women get behind the wheel, it’s time our perceptions changed.

Brexit campaign launched for truckers

The UK government has announced a multi-million-pound campaign across Europe to make sure businesses and hauliers are ready when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October.