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General news about the trucking industry

Trucks on frontline of cargo crime

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

Truckers and cyclists swap wheels

Motor company Ford has been encouraging truckers to swap wheels with cyclists as part of its ‘Share the Road’ campaign.

EU truck makers sued over price-fixing

A group of European truck manufacturers are facing a £100 million legal claim of price-fixing.

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.

Where’s the proof, Elon?

Elon Musk is not afraid of grabbing the headlines. Whether he’s smoking weed on a webcast, announcing plans to make Tesla private, accusing someone of being a paedophile, or discussing his plans in outer space, it seems there’s never a dull minute with this guy around.

How can truckers stay healthy?

Trucking companies are failing to give drivers the education and tools they need to stay healthy. Simply offering health screenings is not enough.

Market report: European Road Freight Transport 2018

2018’s report on road freight in Europe has delivered a round up of how the market is changing based on costs, EU policy, shippers’ requirements and Brexit.

Dutch Reach makes its way across the pond

It might be par for the course in the Netherlands, but the Dutch Reach has now made its way to the US. In August this year, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation that adds the Dutch Reach strategy to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual.

Spotlight on women in trucking

Historically, trucking has been a male-dominated industry, but plenty of women have found success and are making a positive impact across the industry.

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.

Trucker power comes through social

The world of social media is cut-throat. Over the years, numerous social media sites have fallen by the wayside. Many have flourished too, but even the behemoth that is Facebook has not been immune to controversy – a victim of its own success, if you will.

Modular trucks: solution or risk?

Huge trucks aren’t usually considered ‘green’, but modular trucks are moving towards the centre of discussions about cutting CO2 emissions.