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A Guide to the HGV Medical Exam

Health testing for HGV and LGV drivers is a topic that’s been brought into sharp focus recently due to the coverage of the inquest into the tragic bin lorry accident in Glasgow in December 2014. Indeed, the revelations of the...  Read more

Why Back Ache Is More Than Just A Pain In The Neck

Back pain can be the bane of many a person’s life. It’s one of the most common health complaints you’ll hear people grumbling about and a primary cause of time off work. But for a lorry driver, back pain can...  Read more

Operation Stack and the Overloaded Motorway

It’s hard to ignore the fact that this summer has seen some fairly tough days for some in the HGV driving community. This is on account of the extensive media coverage given to the ongoing issues at the Port of...  Read more

Staying Safe Driving the Summer

When we think of hazardous driving we usually give thought to those dark, wet and cold mornings, maybe those winter days with frost on the ground and visibility low. However, new data from SmartWitness, as reported in HGVUK suggests that, for...  Read more

The Samsung Safety Truck – Gimmick or Genius?

Last month we looked at the the self-driving trucks that seem to be looming in the not so distant future. Well, this time we’re going to take a look at another futuristic style innovation, albeit this time addressing an issue...  Read more

A Quick Guide to a Career as an HGV Driver

We’ve spoken in the past about the shortage of qualified HGV drivers within the UK industry and how there is a new emphasis on making a career as an HGV driver more appealing to younger members of the workforce who...  Read more

Driver-less Trucks – Welcome to the Future

The future, it would seem, has arrived, with the announcement of trials in Nevada of the first road- tested driver-less truck. That’s right, a driver-less truck – a truck that can drive itself. Ok, so this sounds all a bit...  Read more

Improving Unplanned Downtime Through Online Connections

Unplanned downtime has long since been one of the haulage industry’s major operational hazards, bringing with it a range of negative side-effects from the inconvenience of the driver and loss of earnings to oppressive costs in repairs and rescheduling and...  Read more

HGV Speed Limits On The Increase

    April finally saw the implementation of the increase to speed limits for heavy goods vehicles across the UK, following last year’s announcement from the Government. The new limits came into force on the 6th April, marking the first...  Read more

How to Stay Alert When Driving

Let’s be honest – those long haul drives can take their toll on body and mind can’t they? Whether early in the morning, through the day or into the night, when you’re rolling along the motorway with a full haul...  Read more