safety

Walkaround checks being ignored by HGV drivers

New research suggests that the majority of HGV drivers are failing to carry out walkaround checks of their vehicle before getting behind the wheel.

6 things truck drivers should remember in a pandemic

Here are six safety tips truck drivers should consider during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Safer roads mean retaining experienced truck drivers

According to the study, experience has a bigger impact on safety than age.

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.

5 truck driver safety tips

Here are some trucking safety tips to minimise your chances of having an accident while behind the wheel:

Fleet Speak donates 250 PPE kits to drivers in need

Fleet Speak will be donating 250 PPE kits to drivers in need over the next few weeks. 

Trucks in trouble

Luckily, it’s not something that happens often, but trucks can get into all sorts of scrapes. A quick Google search reveals a few recent incidents… A truck carrying barrels of cider in the UK caught fire recently and was ‘well alight’ by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. It took them about an hour to put out the fire and no one was injured. Mind you, a lot of cider was wasted. Meanwhile, in the US a number of trucks ended up being swallowed up in Florida when the ground beneath them opened up. Several trucks fell victim to a sinkhole that is estimated to be at least 30-feet wide. Finally, a classic truck predicament – hitting a bridge. Over to Ireland for this one. The driver of a truck carrying heavy machinery hit the underside of a railway bridge causing a JCB to fall into the ...[Read More]

Where are Europe’s deadliest roads?

Figures from the World Health Organisation have revealed Europe’s deadliest roads. According to statistics from 2016, Russian roads have the highest rate of road deaths, while roads in Norway and Switzerland are the safest.

Trucks on frontline of cargo crime

New research has revealed the number one threat to trucking operations around the world: hijackings.

HGVs have never been safer

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has released a statement to assure drivers that HGVs have a robust safety record and have never been more motorway-safe.

VR highlights blind spot dangers

Virtual reality (VR) is finding its way into many parts of our lives – and onto our roads, too. A VR app, developed by Highways England, is raising drivers’ awareness of blind spots.

EU transport initiatives

Three years from now, it will be mandatory for all new vehicles in the EU to be fitted with the latest advanced safety technology. This includes emergency braking and lane-keeping systems for cars and pedestrian/cyclist-detection systems for trucks.