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  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    15th August 2014

    Although there were plenty of great trucks papped this week by Trucking’s roving snapper, this week’s winner is not the close-call situation of our last. Transport Cafe’s Truck of the Week has raced to the number one spot – leaving…

  • Truck, coach and bus test fees to fall

    Truck, coach and bus test fees to fall

    14th August 2014

    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Chief Executive Alastair Peoples has announced today that annual test fees are set to fall for most trucks and coaches. Fees for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) will fall for…

  • A snapshot of the transport sector: August 2014

    A snapshot of the transport sector: August 2014

    14th August 2014

    With a multitude of road works, a boost in economy and a certain driving deadline speedily approaching; we thought we’d take a good look at the transport sector this month. Drivers needed The shortage of lorry drivers in the UK…

  • The Dartford Crossing is changing: What you need to know

    The Dartford Crossing is changing: What you need to know

    11th August 2014

    From October, the way you pay to use the Dartford Crossing is changing. It’s all part of a major road improvement programme to reduce congestion at the Dartford Crossing, which crosses the River Thames and links Essex and Kent. A…

  • Gathering of the Griffin: A must for Scania enthusiasts

    Gathering of the Griffin: A must for Scania enthusiasts

    11th August 2014

    If Scania is your trucking favourite, there’s no better event than the Gathering of the Griffin. Set to take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of September at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Ipswich, this is the third year…

  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    7th August 2014

    This week’s image is something a little different. It’s our first winner to be a head-on shot and was taken this way due to the complexities of outdoor lighting (i.e. the Sun)! Trucking’s roving snapper took this picture on July…

  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    4th August 2014

    This week was such a close call that we feel it’s only right to announce our winner and also give an honourable mention to the runner up! Both were posted by Trucking magazine’s roving snapper on July 29th to a…

  • A third of Brits unable to read a map!

    A third of Brits unable to read a map!

    31st July 2014

    If you’ve been driving for a good while, then the chances of you being able to read a map are very high. Using common sense, road signs and A-Z maps was the only way to get from A to B…

  • Safer Lorries Scheme Consultation

    Safer Lorries Scheme Consultation

    30th July 2014

    Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils have begun their consultation on the Safer Lorries Scheme, that will see lorries without sideguards and safety mirrors banned from London’s streets. The proposed ban will require every vehicle in London over 3.5…