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Belgian police find 12 people ‘safe and well’ in lorry

A week after UK police launched a murder investigation into the death of 39 people, Belgian police say they have found 12 people “safe and well” in a refrigerated lorry.

Holidays are coming: Coca-Cola Christmas truck near you

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck has come to signal the start of the festive season for many people. Now in its ninth year, the iconic truck is once again touring the UK, finishing at London’s O2 Arena on 15 December. Stopping at various locations across the country, it be complete with sample cans, winter wonderland scenes, photo opportunities and personalised bottles of Coke (to buy). As part of its partnership with the homeless charity Crisis, Coca-Cola will also be helping reunite friends and families around the country and donating 10% for every sample can recycled on the tour. But any wanna-be truckers may be disappointed. Visitors are not allowed to sit in the truck’s cab or access the trailer (it will be too crammed full of cans of Coke for that). Which, considering the current shorta...[Read More]

Why this trucker is running for Congress

Joshua Collins, a 25-year-old truck driver in the States, has been driving for five years with his wife. He also happens to be running in the Democratic primary election in Washington and believes drivers’ conditions are what led him to do so.

Uber Freight continues its journey into Europe

Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany in the race to get a share of Europe’s €350 billion trucking market.

Truck speed limit change boosts productivity in UK

A UK report claims that allowing vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes to travel 10 mph faster has saved businesses millions a year – and may have improved road safety too.

Trucker watching porn moments before deadly crash

A truck who hit and killed a highway worker was watching porn on his phone moments before the crash.

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.