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Fuel prices keep changing. Time for a fuel calculator…

The Fleet Speak fuel calculator can help you calculate how much diesel you will need per journey so you don’t come up against any nasty surprises on route.

What do trucking companies think of England’s roads?

A new survey has revealed that less than half of companies running trucks on England’s motorways and A-roads feel they meet their business needs.

£5 million of Apple products stolen in truck theft

Apple products worth a total of £5 million were stolen from an HGV in the UK.

Men three times more likely to speed than women

When it comes to driving, there are all sorts of gender stereotypes. Women are safer drivers, men are better drivers, and young male drivers are more prone to breaking drink driving rules…

Calls for better road safety after runaway tyre incident

A runaway tyre which smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.

How to calculate fuel cost consumption for a truck

Fuel is one of the biggest expenses the trucking industry has to deal with. So it stands to reason that if a trucking company is going to make a profit, it needs to know how to calculate fuel cost consumption for its trucks.

Exploitation of truck drivers: a problem that’s just getting worse

The global logistics system found itself under increasing pressure resulting in non-EU truck drivers being exploited.

No need to speed: Road Safety Week 2020

The ‘How safe are the streets where you live’ survey questioned more than 1,700 members of the public, concluding that the majority of residents feel speeding is a problem in their area.

Plans to build new Brexit lorry parks to reduce border chaos

The UK government is planning to build up to 29 new lorry parks across the UK as a way to deal with the additional border checks required after Brexit. Boris Johnson’s government has changed the law giving itself the authority to grant emergency planning permission for these sites. At the end of this year, Britain will leave the EU’s single market and customs union which means truck drivers will need to fill out customs declarations before crossing the border. The UK government realises it could take some trucking companies several weeks to adapt to the new checks. It predicts some truck drivers won’t have the right paperwork in place before attempting to cross the channel into the EU. To minimise disruption and to avoid long queues and chaos at the border, the plan is to build several lor...[Read More]

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.”