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The lowdown on mirrorless trucks

Taking your eyes off the road in order to change lanes has always been part of the driving experience. But with tech companies doing everything they can to make our lives simpler and safer, it was only a matter of time before they set their sights on the humble vehicle wing mirror.

Why so few women truckers?

The numbers are growing, but there’s more work to be done to get women into trucking. Speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking Association, said: “There are more women, just not enough.”

2018 looking good for European trucking

The media loves to discuss the death of trucking, but looking at sales figures across Europe, the situation sounds far more positive.

It’s a 10-100…

Smokey and the Bandit-style CB radio may not be as widespread as it once was, but plenty of truckers still know the lingo.

Who’s going to fund the trucker transition?

You don’t need me to remind you that in the age of automation, jobs are at risk. One of the consequences of our increasing reliance on technology is the displacement of human workers. But while this may be an unavoidable part of our digital age, it doesn’t have to be the end of your trucking career.

Trucking: EU vs US

It’s tempting to think the grass is always greener on the other side. With this in mind, let’s compare trucking in Europe versus trucking in the United States.

8 facts about trucking

Think you know everything about trucking? As a truck driver you probably do, but there’s always more to learn.

Will trucks become invisible?

When driving a truck it’s easy to see what’s ahead, but we should spare a thought for those driving behind us.

Women in trucking: It’s time for change

Trucking has always been a male-dominated profession. Today, women make up just 7% of the driver workforce and about 14% of management.

Electric shock treatment for truckers?

Speaking on ABC Radio, Roads minister for New South Wales Melinda Pavey suggested the use of in-cab devices that recognised when drivers began to lose concentration and administered electric shocks in response. Ouch.

5 trucking films we can’t get enough of

Get the popcorn ready, put your feet up and enjoy the show. Spoiler alert, there’s a theme: when truckers fight back.

Mega trucks: A marvel or a menace?

The number of mega trucks on our roads could double between now and 2025.