Gas-powered trucks not as good for the environment as claimed

Remember when truck makers told us liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks were better for the environment than diesel trucks? 

Volvo Group and Samsung work together to develop electric truck batteries

Volvo Group and Samsung have joined forces to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric trucks.

Holidays are coming: Coca-Cola Christmas truck near you

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck has come to signal the start of the festive season for many people. Now in its ninth year, the iconic truck is once again touring the UK, finishing at London’s O2 Arena on 15 December. Stopping at various locations across the country, it be complete with sample cans, winter wonderland scenes, photo opportunities and personalised bottles of Coke (to buy). As part of its partnership with the homeless charity Crisis, Coca-Cola will also be helping reunite friends and families around the country and donating 10% for every sample can recycled on the tour. But any wanna-be truckers may be disappointed. Visitors are not allowed to sit in the truck’s cab or access the trailer (it will be too crammed full of cans of Coke for that). Which, considering the current shorta...[Read More]

Wear shades, stay safe

Drivers who don’t wear sunglasses when the sun is shining could be inadvertently putting themselves and other road users at risk.

Why this trucker is running for Congress

Joshua Collins, a 25-year-old truck driver in the States, has been driving for five years with his wife. He also happens to be running in the Democratic primary election in Washington and believes drivers’ conditions are what led him to do so.

Trucker watching porn moments before deadly crash

A truck who hit and killed a highway worker was watching porn on his phone moments before the crash.

Lorry mayhem in towns – calls for offenders to be targeted

The idea of people complaining about lorries in nothing new.

sennder raises €62.4 million in funding

sennder, a Berlin-based logistics startup has just raised €62.4 million in a Series C financing round led by Lakestar, with existing investors like venture capital firms Accel, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Project A and Scania.

Staying healthy as a truck driver

Staying healthy. It sounds so easy. All you need to do is eat well, drink lots of water, so more and stay active.

£1,000 for an air freshener? Errr….

How many of you have an air freshener hanging from your cab’s rear-view mirror? Or maybe you’re more of a fluffy dice person? If you’re working as a truck driver in the UK, you may find that a dangling air freshener could land you with a £1,000 fine and three points on your licence. A new crackdown by police in the UK means that anything from dirty windscreens to badly-placed sat navs and fluffy dice could be seen as obstructing the driver’s view of the road ahead. Drivers caught with an offending item could face a £100 on-the-spot fine. However, even if the fine is avoided, insurers may refuse to pay out if the driver is involved in an accident and they decide their vision had been impeded by such items. If the case ends up in court, the fine could potentially increase to £1,000. Ou...[Read More]

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.