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  • DAF splashes cash for young skills scheme

    DAF splashes cash for young skills scheme

    19th May 2015

    DAF Trucks has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Think Logistics – the new, transport industry-led drive to encourage 16-19-year-olds into a career within the transport and logistics sector. Think Logistics, the brain-child of Abbey Logistics’ Steve Granite, has obtained…

  • Look, no hands! Freightliner debuts self-driving truck

    Look, no hands! Freightliner debuts self-driving truck

    11th May 2015

      Daimler US brand Freightliner has debuted a self-driving truck with Highway Pilot system – dubbed the Inspiration Truck – which has also become the world’s first autonomous commercial vehicle to be granted a licence for road use. The Inspiration…

  • Brooker-Carey is one of Europe’s top 10 truckers!

    Brooker-Carey is one of Europe’s top 10 truckers!

    1st May 2015

      Young UK Truck Driver Chris Brooker-Carey of Barrowford, near Burnley, has emerged as one of Europe’s top 10 truck drivers in a multi-national competition designed to promote the highest standards of driving and road safety. By proving his outstanding…

  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    24th April 2015

    Yes, we know it’s been a while, but Truck of the Week is back with a vengeance – and have we got a great shot for you this week. As ever, we’ve been completely spoilt for choice this week, with…

  • Hiab names new crane champ!

    Hiab names new crane champ!

    23rd April 2015

    Hiab has announced that its first ever World Crane Championships, held at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, has been won by Johnny Jensen from Denmark – who recorded a winning time of 2 minutes 18 seconds. As winner of…

  • Scania names UK’s best Young Driver

    Scania names UK’s best Young Driver

    23rd April 2015

    Chris Brooker-Carey of Barrowford, near Burnley, Lancashire, has won the UK Final of Scania’s 2015 Young European Truck Driver competition and has been awarded the title of Young UK Truck Driver of the Year. Organised by Scania and supported by…

  • Study finds slow drivers cause havoc

    Study finds slow drivers cause havoc

    21st April 2015

    We all know speeding is a killer – but so is driving too slowly without taking the prevailing road conditions into account, it appears.  While a huge proportion of road accidents are the result of excessive speed, slower drivers are…

  • British test drive madness!

    British test drive madness!

    17th April 2015

      Truck drivers have first-hand experience of the sometimes incredibly strange behaviour of British motorists – but spare a thought for the salesmen and women at car dealerships who have to endure crazy antics during test drives. When a nationwide…

  • New truck speed limits take effect

    New truck speed limits take effect

    10th April 2015

    Truckers are being reminded that the national speed limit for HGVs travelling on single-carriageway roads has increased from 40 mph to 50 mph.  The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed in July 2014 that the change to the national speed limit…

  • New Holyhead truck stop opening soon

    New Holyhead truck stop opening soon

    10th April 2015

    A new 200-space truck stop is set to open at Parc Cybi, Holyhead on May 7. The £6.5 million project, built at a location one mile form Holyhead port, will serve the transport industry and is hoped to relieve parking congestion…