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  • 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…

  • Roadways launch ‘Rory’ Road Safety Campaign

    Roadways launch ‘Rory’ Road Safety Campaign

    29th July 2014

    Inspired to action by the news that an average of ten children or young people being seriously injured or killed every day in the UK through road accidents, RoadwaysContainer Logistics has launched its pioneering ‘Rory’ Road Safety campaign. The aim…

  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    25th July 2014

    It’s that time again, when we tot up the likes, shares and comments to find the truck that stole the show this week on Trucking magazine’s Facebook page. Each week we see those following the page creep up and up…

  • Plans to increase speed limits for HGV’s

    Plans to increase speed limits for HGV’s

    24th July 2014

    National speed limits for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are to be increased from 40 mph to 50 mph. By April 2015, HGVs travelling on single carriageway roads in England and Wales will be able to travel legally at 50 mph.…

  • Ridiculous reasons for stopping on the hard shoulder

    Ridiculous reasons for stopping on the hard shoulder

    22nd July 2014

    A recent report from the Highways Agency has highlighted some truly ridiculous reasons for stopping on the hard shoulder – which is illegal if not for an emergency – including stopping to pick flowers. Agency data shows that between July…

  • Dualla Show 2014

    Dualla Show 2014

    21st July 2014

    A giant hay bale truck has been turning heads just off the M8 in Ireland, advertising the upcoming Dualla Show on Sunday 31st August. This year marks the fourth year of the show, held in Dualla village, centered around a…

  • Truck of the Week

    Truck of the Week

    18th July 2014

    The race for the top spot has been hotting up with our rollover week, meaning even more images in the mix to be crowned the Transport Cafe Truck of the Week. Trucking’s roving snapper has been out and about papping…

  • Oliver Smith Truck Rally in Kent

    Oliver Smith Truck Rally in Kent

    18th July 2014

    Truckers in the Kent area will be joinging forces in a big rally for a five-year-old boy with a serious illness. Oliver Smith, from the Isle of Sheppey, is fighting an aggressive type of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma for which…

  • Trucking down the aisle

    Trucking down the aisle

    16th July 2014

    A trucker from Stamford helped his mother say ‘I do’ last weekend by driving her to her wedding in his Volvo FH. Darryl Lane, who works for David Harrison Haulage, polished up his white lorry ready for the big day…

  • Three years of road works planned for Manchester motorways

    Three years of road works planned for Manchester motorways

    14th July 2014

    A £208 million Highways Agency scheme gets underway today to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme, which is said to take three years, will see a 17-mile…