The latest extraordinary story is that of a glampsite worker who transitioned to become a lorry driver at the start of the outbreak.
Working at home has never been an option for lorry drivers. Obviously. What that means, then, is that employers must do everything they can to protect their workers by minimising the risk of COVID-19.
Rewatch the Slovakiaring circuit here! The trucks are in the original 2020 liveries, the circuits are exact replicas of the real venues and a live race control based directly at the Nurburgring circuit to oversee all the ‘on track’ action. ‘The Slovakiaring is quite a demanding circuit, we have been testing and working on different settings since Misano and have recorded some improvement in lap times and hopefully come Sunday we will be battling in the middle of the pack’, stated the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team driver. You can also rewatch the Misano circuit here.
Hauliers are calling for more government support after a survey showed the scale of the problems the industry is facing due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing MAN piloted by Shane Brereton made its Championship debut in Misano two weeks ago, the first time Shane had driven a ‘virtual race truck’. Shane Brereton gave an exclusive interview to Fleet Speak ahead of this weekend’s event. ‘Misano was a great experience, the track is identical to the real circuit. I had never driven a virtual race truck and it took some time to set the truck up. We had limited testing time and during practice we lost an engine. The races were good fun, although the Apollo Tyres liveried truck was running at the back of the pack, we gained some understanding of what the game entails’, was Shane’s assessment of the debut. ‘The Slovakiaring is quite a demanding circuit, we have been testing and working on different settings since Misano ...[Read More]
HGV parks have been so bad for so long you’ve probably acclimatised to the poor hygiene and sanitation facilities by now. Or at least we hope you have. However, with hygiene more important than ever right now, there have been new calls to improve the poor standard of UK HGV parks. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) wants the UK government to finally come good on its promise made two years ago today to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers. The industry body highlights how HGV drivers are “keeping goods moving throughout the pandemic and beyond” – but many are forced to take their rest breaks in unsafe locations with inadequate welfare, hygiene and sanitation facilities. Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for Road Infrastructure at FTA, said: “The COVID-19 outbreak has brought home ho...[Read More]
A fatal incident involving a pedestrian and a heavy goods vehicle has prompted a change in driver training in the UK.
Police in Derbyshire have launched a hunt for a lorry driver who kissed a woman on her cheek to show gratitude for her assistance.
While the industry has been praised by the government for ensuring Britain is “fuelled and fed, almost half (46%) of haulier’s lorries in the UK have been taken off the road since the coronavirus outbreak started.