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.
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]
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.
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.
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]