safety

Mercedes-Benz eActros unveils a new battery-powered era

The Mercedes-Benz eActros will unveil a new era for the truck maker with a battery-powered truck for use in heavy-duty distribution.

Go left: Motorway safety campaign launched by Highways England

A new campaign designed to encourage drivers to ‘go left’ if they break down on the motorway has been launched by Highways England.

Driver road safety needs to be a priority

Fleet managers are being urged to set out cost-effective fleet road safety strategies and prioritise work-related safety for drivers.

HGV drivers urged to stay alert in face of rising cargo crime

HGV drivers are being urged to remain vigilant as the number of cargo thefts continues to rise.

5 ways to stay safe as an HGV or LGV driver

Driving an HGV or LGV requires care and attention. It’s important to stay safe on the road and keep security front of mind.

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]