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  • Aggregates firm says Gloucestershire high-flyer has true grit

    Aggregates firm says Gloucestershire high-flyer has true grit

    2nd March 2017

    Gloucestershire Cricket Club high-flyer George Hankins picked up the keys to a brand new Mercedes A Class courtesy of aggregates haulage firm, TJ Transport. The company has opened a depot at Avonmouth to help serve a steep increase in demand from…

  • Actros Fuel Challenger wins its place in HPH fleet

    Actros Fuel Challenger wins its place in HPH fleet

    2nd March 2017

    HPH is running its first Mercedes-Benz trucks after an Actros Fuel Challenger “trounced” the operator’s fleet favourite and a vehicle by a third manufacturer. The Preston-based haulier has now added four Actros 2545 tractor units to its 60-strong fleet. They…

  • A load of rubbish: Highways England slams litter-dropping drivers

    A load of rubbish: Highways England slams litter-dropping drivers

    2nd March 2017

    An average 83 bags of litter are collected on each mile of motorway every year, according to the latest statistics from Highways England. The data, released by HE – which is responsible for operating and improving England’s 1800-mile motorway network –…

  • POLICE CRACK DOWN TARGETS PHONE USERS

    POLICE CRACK DOWN TARGETS PHONE USERS

    2nd March 2017

    Police forces across the country are taking part in a week’s enforcement from March 1-7, which sees extra patrols and an increased focus on cracking down on people using their phones while driving. About 3600 drivers were handed penalties in the…

  • Stiffer laws now in force for drivers caught using mobiles

    Stiffer laws now in force for drivers caught using mobiles

    2nd March 2017

    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 – and truck drivers could be suspended from driving if caught breaking the new…

  • VOTE FOR THE UK’S BEST TRUCK STOP!

    VOTE FOR THE UK’S BEST TRUCK STOP!

    1st February 2017

    Truckstop News, has started its search for the Truck Stop of the Year 2017, in association with TomTom – and it needs your help to find it! The paper’s annual competition seeks to find the country’s best truck stop, as…

  • Connectivity is driving the industry forward

    Connectivity is driving the industry forward

    1st February 2017

    In the past 35 years, there have been a great deal of changes to heavy trucks and legislation. From tighter emission controls to the rise in engine power outputs, there has been significant developments. However, the most significant of all…

  • How winter weather affects driving

    How winter weather affects driving

    30th November 2016

    In the winter months, this danger doubles as the great British weather settles into its routine of disrupting transport across the country. Of course, the ever increasing threat of global warming means that our winters, generally, are warmer than ever…

  • Truck of the Week – Nov 25, 2016

    Truck of the Week – Nov 25, 2016

    25th November 2016

      Photographed on the afternoon of November 14 on the eastbound A50 near Derby, and posted to the Facebook page that same evening, the top-power 730 V8 – nicely lit up by the driver, having spotted the photographer – is…

  • Tougher penalties for drivers caught using mobiles at the wheel

    Tougher penalties for drivers caught using mobiles at the wheel

    25th November 2016

    Under new rules, motorists committing the offence of using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine. However, HGV drivers face additional sanctions over and above the increased points and…