French warned Calais rest area closures could compromise driver safety

French warned Calais rest area closures could compromise driver safety

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on French authorities to provide more safe truck parking for trans-European freight transport around Calais following the closure of four rest areas on the A16 and A26.

Stiffer laws in force for drivers caught using mobiles

Stiffer laws in force for drivers caught using mobiles

The penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving have increased across England, Scotland and Wales to six points on your licence and a £200 fine

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  • Drivers warned Calais rest area closures could compromise safety

    Drivers warned Calais rest area closures could compromise safety

    13th March 2017

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on French authorities to provide more safe truck parking for trans-European freight transport around Calais following the closure of four rest areas on the A16 and A26. The announcement on March 8 by…

  • Nominate your Trucker of the Year 2017!

    Nominate your Trucker of the Year 2017!

    8th March 2017

      We’re looking for the country’s best truck driver – and we need your help! We all know that trucks keep the wheels of Britain turning, ensuring manufacturers can produce, retailers’ shelves are stocked and the national economy stays buoyant.…

  • Survey finds love is driving us together, not apart

    Survey finds love is driving us together, not apart

    8th March 2017

    Consumer research has revealed Britain is a nation of trusting lovers, with over half of motorists (58 per cent) saying they would put their full trust in their partner to drive their car – compared to just seven per cent…

  • It’s a steel! Tata places eight-strong Stralis order

    It’s a steel! Tata places eight-strong Stralis order

    6th March 2017

    Tata Steel has replaced the truck fleet at its Lisburn site with eight Stralis Hi-Way tractor units – the steel production giant’s first UK order from Iveco. The 6×2 twin-steer trucks will operate from the facility in Moira Road and transport…

  • New start-up, Deal or no deal

    2nd March 2017

    New start-up Q. I am thinking of starting up on my own and running a five-year-old 32-tonne tipper. As a brand-new start, can you give me a very tough idea of what insurance premiums I should expect to pay? A.…