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.

RHA: More than teething problems, Brexit is hitting UK exports hard

The UK’s haulage industry has warned that the disruption to Britain’s trade is not going away.

5 driving laws you need to know in 2021

This year, motorists can expect a series of new driving laws to come into effect. Failing to comply with these laws could result in a fine, penalty points, or even their car insurance being revoked.

Drink-drive limit should be lowered

A new government-funded report has recommended that the drink-drive limit in England and Wales is lowered. Increased alcohol consumption coupled with reduced traffic-police numbers during the pandemic mean tougher rules surrounding drink-driving are required, reports Auto Express.

Councils to issue fines for minor motoring offences

New proposals being drafted by the Department for Transport (DfT) could give local councils more powers to issue penalty fines to motorists.

3 of the all-time best trucking movies to watch

There’s something about truck drivers and their trucks that’s appealed to certain film makers. The possibilities are endless. The struggling truck driver trying to turn his life around. The straight-laced trucker who gets caught up in the criminal underworld of trucking. Or what about the wronged truck driver who is out to get revenge by any means necessary? All classic film storylines, but with a trucking twist to them… Some might argue that a trucker watching a film about trucking is too much like a busman’s holiday. For others, there’s something deeply comforting about watching something that’s so familiar, yet still provides that sense of escape. (FYI: we’re talking about the familiarity of life on the road rather than the familiarity of criminals, corruption and revenge… A...[Read More]

Social media: The good, the bad and the ugly

In the world of trucking, there are social media stars who’ve managed to monetise their working lives.