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Are you a bad truck driver?

When was the last time you saw a fellow driver doing something really stupid behind the wheel? 

Look – no hands!

A lorry driver in the UK has been caught making an online payment on his mobile phone while driving his truck along a motorway.

The first year as a new lorry driver

In most jobs the first few years can be the hardest and for a truck driver this is no different. You have the challenge of getting used to the vehicle, getting used to customer requirements, and getting used to the truck driver lifestyle. Here are a few things to expect in your first year, and a few tips to keep you safe and on track for a great career in trucking. Hang in there and you’ll absolutely love the truck driving life! Realise it’s not going to be easy Driving a lorry can be the best job in the world. But it takes a little time to get used to. It’s normal to have a few small accidents in your first year, to run late a few times, to get lost in an area you don’t know, etc.  You also don’t earn an awful lot in the beginning. So it can sometimes feel like you’ve chosen the wrong pro...[Read More]

Who’s the best truck driver?

DAF Trucks wants to find the best truck driver in the world.

Volvo Truck stunts – what’s next?

Volvo Trucks is well-known for its entertaining – at times terrifying – stunts.  

Lorry: What is a lorry and what’s the difference with a truck?

This is a very easy question according to some people and a very difficult one according to others.

Why New Yorkers are snitching on truck drivers

Last year, New York launched a scheme allowing members of the public to report idling trucks and buses.

Arctic truck or artic lorry?

We’ve seen the terms “arctic truck” or “artic lorry” being used quite a lot on the internet so we thought we’d put on our pedantic hat and do a short post on where this word comes from and the confusion with a very cold region on our planet.

Google Maps captures embarrassing moment for truck driver

Google Maps Street View has captured one unlucky truck driver in the US whose day didn’t go quite to plan.

Report: HGV diesel sales should be banned from 2040

The sale of new diesel HGVs should be banned from 2040, says a new report looking at the future of freight transportation.

Do I need legal advice as a truck driver?

As the manager of a fleet, it is nearly unavoidable to come across a legal issue whether it’s related to health and safety, commercial contracts, employment or a legal dispute. But what about legal advice for truckers?  While a truck driver hopefully doesn’t need a lawyer very often, it is still very useful to be up-to-date on the latest truck drivers’ rights and obligations. You can find a lot of useful tips online. Here are some of the legal areas we recommend you’d get familiar with. Alcohol and driving Obviously, the best advice is just not to drink anything when driving but especially you’re away on the road for longer periods of time and are potentially crossing multiple jurisdictions, make sure you are aware of the requirements of the countries you’re passing through. Did you know s...[Read More]

China to Europe truck freight on a roll

It now takes just two weeks to move freight between China and Europe by road.

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