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  • Good training gives better drivers and saves money!

    9th August 2018

    I spent a fascinating few hours with a medium haulier the other day and he was extoling the virtues of delivering good training for his drivers. In short, he’s invested in having proper, quality driver training for his staff on…

  • It’s time to end bridge bashes

    9th August 2018

    Network Rail has launched a campaign to educate drivers of tall vehicles to eliminate hitting bridge. No matter how long you have been driving trucks, no matter how confident you feel as a driver, please look up the campaign and…

  • Drunk in charge…. of an artic

    1st June 2018

    A few days ago, I saw a tweet from Kingsbridge Police – near Plymouth. It said: “Currently dealing with the driver of this 44-tonne lorry who has been arrested for drink driving on the A38 after coming down from Wales.…

  • Signs of the times

    1st June 2018

    Anyone who heads along the A57 eastbound from Worksop with the intention of joining the A1 southbound might get a bit of a shock when they reach the junction roundabout. Why? Well, there’s a yellow diversion sign claiming the A1…

  • Let’s hear it for the Great British banger!

    8th May 2018

        In a direct contrast to a few weeks ago, as I write this, it’s super sunny. My office windows are open for the first time this year, the birds are singing… life is good. So I’m feeling good.…

  • Some drivers must take better care

    9th April 2018

    The two truck drivers involved in the fatal M1 collision last August have been sentenced and both have received prison terms. Ryszard Masierak was given 14 years for causing death by dangerous driving while David Wagstaff got three years and…

  • We need truckstops where there are trucks!

    14th March 2018

    Spalding, where I live, is a very busy area for road haulage operations. The mass of agriculture means there is a lot of transport, all of it provided by road. There are big companies like Gist, FreshLinc, Fowler Welch, Turners…

  • Time to embrace electric trucks?

    14th March 2018

    For those who love the sound of a big V8, or indeed a nice straight six, roaring into life as they press their foot down on the accelerator, might need to brace themselves. Electric trucks really are coming. In this…

  • Truckers are as important as doctors and nurses!

    13th February 2018

    It was a pleasure to return to Chippenham Pit Stop to present the Managing Director David Hatherell with the Truckstop of the Year trophy. It is a wholly worthy winner. If you want to nominate a truckstop for the 2018…

  • Low entry trucks will become more common

    29th January 2018

    Scania’s new L series low cab trucks will hit our streets this summer and for the casual observer, they may take some getting used to. But looks aren’t everything, and for the distribution market, I genuinely think they offer a…