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  • 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…

  • Fit 2 Drive Medicals – the service for professional drivers

    Fit 2 Drive Medicals – the service for professional drivers

    18th November 2016

    The company was formed after many drivers began asking for a service covering the Lancashire area, offering low cost driver medicals that can be arranged quickly and easily. As Paul Andrews comments: “We have grown and grown each year creating…

  • New Truck Stop at Glews Open for Business

    New Truck Stop at Glews Open for Business

    2nd November 2016

    The new facility, located just off the M62 at Junction 36, boasts a 60 bay overnight parking space for HGVs complete with security lighting, barrier entry and WiFi.  The 7 lane HGV fuelling station is a one stop shop with…

  • Gov to revisit distance-based truck road user charge

    Gov to revisit distance-based truck road user charge

    2nd November 2016

      Confirmation of the government’s renewed interest in a mileage charge came from Duncan Price, divisional manager at the Department for Transport (DfT), speaking at a Policy-UK conference on road haulage skills held in London in October. Price said the…

  • What’s next for the professional driver?

    What’s next for the professional driver?

    2nd November 2016

    One man and his truck has turned into one man, his truck and his digital network. Almost every piece of driver activity can now be turned into data in real time and then optimised for the operation’s benefit. It’s saving…

  • Surge in van traffic “a ticking accident time bomb”

    Surge in van traffic “a ticking accident time bomb”

    28th October 2016

    Of these van drivers, the majority were using a phone in their hand rather than holding it to their ear; 1.9 per cent of van drivers in England and Scotland were observed holding a phone in their hand compared with…

  • New Highways Academy to train A14 apprentices

    New Highways Academy to train A14 apprentices

    28th October 2016

    The Highways Academy will train 129 new apprentices and graduates during the A14 upgrade works, and is run by Huntingdon-based West Anglia Training Association (WATA). Highways England said the courses will provide road construction and maintenance training to help deliver…

  • Aviation’s classic Commer resto under starter’s orders

    Aviation’s classic Commer resto under starter’s orders

    28th October 2016

    The skilled volunteers have fully rebuilt the rare vehicle and gas turbine starter over a two-year period in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and it now resides alongside XH558 at her Doncaster hangar home. The period Commer was originally converted by Blackburn Engines,…