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Vegan truckers – are you up for joining the trend?

Yes, following a vegan diet when working in trucking will probably require a bit more thought and effort. But the benefits of eating a healthy diet are not to be scoffed at.

Queues of 7,000 trucks, warns leaked report

A leaked government document warns that the UK could soon see queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent with HGV drivers waiting two days to reach the border.

Road reallocation plans overlook reality (and trucks)

“The government’s plans present an opportunity to make cycling a more attractive option for private road users.”

Brexit talks could stall over commercial vehicles’ EU access

It is reported that the EU is reluctant to agree to British demands for UK truckers to be able to work extensively across the bloc once the transition period ends in December.

Study: UK drivers not ready for autonomous vehicles

New research has revealed that two thirds of people do not feel ready to share the roads with driverless vehicles.

New Acceleration Unit to fast track UK transport projects

The UK government has announced the launch of a new Acceleration Unit designed to fast track essential road and rail upgrades in the UK.

Leaked post-Brexit document should be made public

The report outlines a worst case scenario, regardless of whether Boris Johnson secures a free trade agreement with Brussels.

Hike in fuel duty would hit economy hard

With reports that UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak is considering raising the fuel duty by 5p per litre, it’s not just the nation’s drivers who will be impacted. Logistics businesses – and the wider economy – would also feel the pressure.

Reliance on infotainment devices creating unsafe roads

According to new research by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart, systems with touchscreens, audio and video interfaces are significantly impacting driving performance.

E-highways could reduce UK trucking emissions

The report by the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight argues that the so-called Electric Road System (ERS) would cost £19.3 billion, be completed by late 2030s, and have paid for itself within 15 years.   

Better working conditions for truck drivers? The reality

New EU rules on road transport aim to create better working conditions for truck drivers and ensure fair competition within the trucking industry. That all sounds great in theory, but what about the reality?

What trucking can tell us about the economy

Trucking companies can give a very clear idea about what consumers will be demanding in the months ahead. It offers a reliable indicator, giving a sense of where demand is growing in real time.