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Research reveals pandemic effect on road freight turnover

European road freight companies are expected to see a 17% decrease in annual turnover this year due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to industry estimates. 

Could biomethane cut your fuel costs?

Are you keen to save on fuel costs for your truck fleet? Then switching from diesel to biomethane could be the answer you’re looking for, according to a new campaign. 

Changes to DQC expiry date rules

If you’re an HGV driver, you’ll be aware that certain road transport rules have been relaxed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But are you up to date with the latest information around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) cards, also known as Driver Qualification Cards (DQC)?

Commercial drivers’ ‘Covid caution’ wearing off

Risky driving behaviours among the UK’s commercial fleets are starting to return to pre-Covid levels, according to new data. 

Most trucks ‘not ready’ for London permit scheme

Less than a quarter of fleet managers whose trucks operate within London are completely ready for the capital’s upcoming HGV permit scheme, according to a new survey.

“Logistics remains vital” to rebuilding the economy

Lockdown is easing and non-essential shops are re-opening – but what does all this mean for lorry drivers and the road freight sector?

Truck MOTs to restart in July

Now the DVSA has said that if your MOT was due in March or April 2020, you have two three-month extensions, while if it was due in May, June, July or August, you get only one three-month extension.

Summarised: Government guidance for people who work in vehicles

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.

Lorry drivers exempt from new UK quarantine rule

Fortunately, to ensure the supply of goods is not disrupted, quarantine does not apply to lorry drivers.

Published: Fleet road safety report

The report revealed that around a third of road traffic crashes in high-income nations are thought to be work-related.

Tragic incident prompts change in HGV driver training

A fatal incident involving a pedestrian and a heavy goods vehicle has prompted a change in driver training in the UK.

Lorry driver sought after “unwanted” kiss on the cheek

Police in Derbyshire have launched a hunt for a lorry driver who kissed a woman on her cheek to show gratitude for her assistance.