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Safety Tips for Novice HGV Drivers
Manoeuvring a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) is very different to commuting in your family car. I don’t doubt that you’re a competent driver, but if you’ve recently joined the haulage industry or are considering becoming a forwarder, you might benefit from ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Newbie Knowledge: Understanding Lorry Types and Weights
Considering a career in the transport industry? As a driver, you’ll be expected to get behind the wheel of different vehicles, so it’s essential to understand the various lorry weights and types. Get your head around it all with this short and sweet ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
A Guide of Trucker to Navigating Norway
For truck drivers, long distance haulage can be a highly lucrative aspect of the business – especially if you can pick up some return loads on the homeward leg of the journey. The Road to Norway (and Back) is Paved with Profit While Norway is not part of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Vehicles with Va Va Voom: Livery, Sign Writing and Wrapping
For those in the haulage industry whose livelihood lies out on the open road, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of marketing your business is right there in front of your nose. Investing in well-designed truck livery gets your brand out there in ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Say ‘Oui’ to French Freight Exchanges
If you're looking at taking on haulage jobs across the Channel, it's not simply a matter of donning a jauntily tipped beret and saying "voila". France has its own rules and regulations and it is particularly important to comply when your livelihood and safety ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
UK Trucker’s Favourite Truck Stops for 2017
From drab and dull facilities to leaky showers, undercooked grub and non-existent WiFi – any experienced truck driver will have visited some disappointing truck stops. However, there are also some great stops out there doing their best to provide a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
3 Must-Have Apps for UK Truck Drivers
Driving from A to B might sound simple but, as HGV operators know, there can be a whole host of complications. From unsuitable roads, to lack of overnight parking, to time-wasting dead mileage, there are many possible frustrations. Thanks to modern ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Family Adventure at Disneyland: Take Your Pick!
One of the hardest things to do as a parent these days is organise family travel. Insurance, packing, money, flights and transportation and the list of things to arrange goes on and on. However, what if you decided to throw all your energy and resources ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Guide of Haulier to the Channel Islands
During the course of your working week as a UK haulier you may travel the length and breadth of the country delivering and picking up goods. But if you take on haulage jobs abroad, there are extra challenges to face in terms of foreign road rules, regulations ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looking for a Powerful Distribution Vehicle? Think Volvo FE
The name Volvo is music to the ears of fleet managers at the logistical helm of medium and large haulage companies. The legendary Swedish brand is synonymous with quality, versatility and reliability, and its latest FE range signals a new era in distribution, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looking for a Powerful Distribution Vehicle? Think Volvo FE
For UK freight operators, the M6 motorway is vital to the logistics of navigating the congested Midlands, and over the past five years commercial use of the motorway has increased by an average of 19% each year. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) has ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Roll with the Toll Charge on the M6
For UK freight operators, the M6 motorway is vital to the logistics of navigating the congested Midlands, and over the past five years commercial use of the motorway has increased by an average of 19% each year. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) has ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Paid Too Much for Your Lorry? Join the RHA Group Action
Recently, European truck manufacturers have been fined almost 3 billion euros for price fixing after admitting they were guilty of violating EU rules. The Road Haulage Association, or RHA, is making a group claim for compensation for those who were ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Young Engineers Hit the Sweet Spot With the Lorry of the Future
When you’re making a long journey, it can be easy enough to start daydreaming about the future and what it might be like for drivers in a few decades time – how will vehicles look, and how will they run? But have you ever considered that we might be ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Are You the FTA Driver of the Year for 2017?
Sometimes, after a series of long hours stuck behind the wheel, it can be easy to overlook the extent of a driver’s skill set. What better way to perk yourself up than by trying out for the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Driver of the Year awards to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks