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Renault F1 truck crashes off road on way to Hungarian Grand Prix

Renault’s Hungarian Grand Prix didn’t get off to the best of starts when one of the team’s trucks crashed off the road in Hungary. The truck was on its way to Budapest for the next round of races in the Formula One championship. The articulated vehicle went off the motorway near Gyor – no other vehicles were involved and the driver escaped serious injury. Renault’s F1 team didn’t give any details about the contents of the truck, which was one of many used for the European races. These trucks tend to carry everything from tools and wires to engines and race cars. Even before the crash, Renault’s luck hadn’t been great. After a weekend to forget in Hockenheim in which it failed to score any points and dropped to sixth place, the last thing it needed was to lose a team truck.

Apollo Truck’s grand finale at Le Mans

Apollo Tyres’ TOR Truck Racing MAN truck (aka Thelma) hopes to go out on a high when the team competes in the penultimate rounds of the European Truck Racing Championship.

5 reasons truck driver leave their jobs

The trucking industry has a problem. Well, it has lots of problems, but for this article we’re talking about early leaving.

Austria to raise toll rates for trucks

Austria has gone back on its word and announced an increase in road toll rates for Euro 6 trucks.

Beer o’clock?

Uber Freight has moved its first European load – a trailer full of beer.

Abnormal load ahead

In June this year, I read about a 41-foot footbridge being driven through a tunnel in the UK.

90mph in a truck? You’re kidding me

A truck driver caught driving at nearly 90mph on a UK road has been given a suspended jail sentence and banned from driving.

5G smart roads are coming

Finland and China are expected to have functioning smart roads in the coming few years, and the UK government has prioritised the rollout of 5G services.

£30 million of cocaine in frozen meat truck

More than 300kg of cocaine has been found disguised as frozen meat in the back of a truck.

Fleet Speak took over Convoy in the Park

In August at Donington Park in the UK, Fleet Speak attended Convoy in the Park – a celebration of all things trucks.

Trucks are getting longer – and that’s a good thing

The road haulage industry needs to reduce its CO2 emissions and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has a plan.

Trucker stops runaway truck

A German trucker has been hailed a hero after he leaped into a moving tractor-trailer after its driver collapsed and died at the wheel.

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