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  • Merc on the hunt for FleetBoard’s best drivers

    Merc on the hunt for FleetBoard’s best drivers

    4th July 2016

      Stuart’s AMG Driving Experience at the Mercedes-Benz World brand centre in Brooklands, Surrey was his prize for success in the 2015 FleetBoard Drivers League competition. “That,” he declared afterwards, “was mind-blowing… quite simply the drive of a lifetime.” Now…

  • Truck of the Week – July 4, 2016

    Truck of the Week – July 4, 2016

    4th July 2016

      Photographed leaving the Buxton-located 2016 Hillhead construction quarrying and machinery show on July 1st, the picture was posted next day to the UK Trucking mag Facebook page where it quickly received several appreciative comments and 773 likes.

  • Freight group questions Operation Stack alternative

    Freight group questions Operation Stack alternative

    4th July 2016

      Earlier this month, plans for a truck park the size of Disneyland on the M20 were criticised by a House of Commons Select Committee which said it felt the government needed to justify the cost of the build. Like…

  • Renault releases new monitoring tool to boost eco-driving

    Renault releases new monitoring tool to boost eco-driving

    4th July 2016

    A vehicle’s fuel consumption results from a driving behaviour pattern as well as a number of parameters which are beyond the driver’s control, the French manufacturer said – for example, the load, the route and traffic conditions. As a consequence,…

  • Hatchlings invests in new young driver scheme

    Hatchlings invests in new young driver scheme

    4th July 2016

      The company is a founder member of the Palletline network, the Transport Association and a senior member of the RHA. The third generation family-owned business, whose headquarters are in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is inspiring a new generation of LGV drivers…

  • Win! A Pair of Orb LED Headlights Worth £600!

    Win! A Pair of Orb LED Headlights Worth £600!

    2nd June 2016

    If you haven’t already picked up your copy of Autumn Truckstop News today, then you might not have seen this amazing competition to win a set of two Wilderness Lighting Orb LED lights worth an impressive £600! The competition –…

  • Appeal for help

    Appeal for help

    2nd June 2016

    A request of an unusual nature came through to Transport Cafe this week, and we were more than happy to lend a helping hand. Ian Egerton wanted us to assist him in finding two lorry drivers who helped him on…

  • Truck of the Week!

    Truck of the Week!

    2nd June 2016

    It’s that time again – time to see which vehicle the Trucking magazine Facebook fans have pored over most this week! As ever, Trucking’s roving snapper has been out and about on the highways and bi-ways of this fair country…

  • Proposals call for more powers for DVSA officers

    2nd June 2016

      Powers to allow the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to prevent unlicensed or improperly licenced drivers from driving a vehicle, rather than having to call upon the police, have been proposed by the Department for Transport (DfT). Currently,…