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  • Scania names UK’s best Young Driver

    Scania names UK’s best Young Driver

    23rd April 2015

    Chris Brooker-Carey of Barrowford, near Burnley, Lancashire, has won the UK Final of Scania’s 2015 Young European Truck Driver competition and has been awarded the title of Young UK Truck Driver of the Year. Organised by Scania and supported by…

  • Hiab names new crane champ!

    Hiab names new crane champ!

    23rd April 2015

    Hiab has announced that its first ever World Crane Championships, held at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, has been won by Johnny Jensen from Denmark – who recorded a winning time of 2 minutes 18 seconds. As winner of…

  • Study finds slow drivers cause havoc

    Study finds slow drivers cause havoc

    21st April 2015

    We all know speeding is a killer – but so is driving too slowly without taking the prevailing road conditions into account, it appears.  While a huge proportion of road accidents are the result of excessive speed, slower drivers are…

  • British test drive madness!

    British test drive madness!

    17th April 2015

      Truck drivers have first-hand experience of the sometimes incredibly strange behaviour of British motorists – but spare a thought for the salesmen and women at car dealerships who have to endure crazy antics during test drives. When a nationwide…

  • New truck speed limits take effect

    New truck speed limits take effect

    10th April 2015

    Truckers are being reminded that the national speed limit for HGVs travelling on single-carriageway roads has increased from 40 mph to 50 mph.  The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed in July 2014 that the change to the national speed limit…

  • New Holyhead truck stop opening soon

    New Holyhead truck stop opening soon

    10th April 2015

    A new 200-space truck stop is set to open at Parc Cybi, Holyhead on May 7. The £6.5 million project, built at a location one mile form Holyhead port, will serve the transport industry and is hoped to relieve parking congestion…

  • Truckers drive the fight against human trafficking

    Truckers drive the fight against human trafficking

    8th April 2015

    Non-profit organisation A21 is fighting to put a stop to human trafficking – and has highlighted how truck drivers can help by staying vigilant while out on the road. A21 aims to prevent human trafficking through awareness and education, and…

  • Rip-off parking under fire

    3rd April 2015

    The government has announced it is “cracking down” on rip-off parking charges by private firms in a bid to end excessive fees and inflated fines forced upon motorists. Communities secretary Eric Pickles said the measures could help small shops and…

  • Truckers vote Route 74 the UK’s best truck stop!

    Truckers vote Route 74 the UK’s best truck stop!

    2nd April 2015

    Route 74 Truckstop on the M74 at Lesmahagow (ML11 0JN) has been crowned Truck Stop of the Year 2015 by our sister publication, Truckstop News. Eight establishments were shortlisted for the top prize – and over the last few weeks…

  • Traffic congestion ‘worst for 10 years’

    Traffic congestion ‘worst for 10 years’

    31st March 2015

      If you’ve been thinking the amount of traffic on the roads these days is getting worse, you’d be right – because a recent survey conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has revealed congestion on British roads is at…