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Clean Green Haulage Machine: How Electric Vehicle Charging is Becoming More Accessible
It’s no secret that the haulage industry is slowly but surely going green. We’re moving further and further away from the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources and, as time progresses, more and more businesses are becoming environmentally ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Truckfile Digital Recording Systems Making Life Easier for Hauliers
Haulage companies, like most businesses, thrive on being able to receive and respond quickly to accurate data. Logistics managers are always on the lookout for anything that can help them source and react to information about their business. The new Truckfile ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Cyclist Safety: HGV Operators Installing System from SM UK
Anyone involved in managing or carrying out haulage work should constantly be looking for ways to improve safety. There are some basic human concerns, of course, as collisions cause stress to all involved, and can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Automatic, Systematic … Problematic? New Self-Driving Lorries
Self-driving technology might still have a way to go, but it’s improving fast. With major manufacturers moving into autonomous vehicles, it’s worth taking a look at the technology and how it might affect haulage companies. Where We’re At The ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Updated Vision Checks Encouraged for UK Hauliers
Are you a haulier in need of an eye test? If you’re not sure, the answer is probably yes. In fact, the answer is probably yes for most people in the haulage industry. Recent studies have found that a scarily small portion of drivers have had vision checks ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Will Birmingham’s New Clean Air Policy Affect You?
When you’re a haulier, you have the luxury of getting to travel all over the country (and sometimes even internationally). As you complete your deliveries and pick up your return loads, you get the opportunity to meet people from all different walks of life ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looks Like We Got Us a Convoy: HGV Platooning Trial is Go!
The term ‘truck platooning’ refers to a number of haulage vehicles, equipped with high-tech driving aid systems, closely following each other. Driven by smart technology, with their onboard computers in constant communication, predictions are that this ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Festivities Continue: Truckfest 2019 is on its Way
Europe’s biggest trucking event, Truckfest, will be returning in 2019 with eight fantastic shows throughout the UK. Since 1983, Truckfest has been a huge hit among haulage workers, HGV enthusiasts and lorry drivers alike, and in 2019 it’s sure ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Top Tips for Those Starting a Trucking Career
In the UK, haulage companies have recently been suffering a loss of drivers, and many are now working towards mass recruitment. By encouraging more young people to get into trucking, the industry will continue to be able to expand and prosper. If ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
New Training Requirements Introduced For Fleet Managers and Drivers
The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) is looking to improve operational standards within the haulage industry by introducing new training requirements for both fleet managers and drivers. These new requirements span all levels of accreditation ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Strive to Drive Conservatively: Top Fuel Reduction Tips
There’s a lot to think about when doing delivery work. In addition to the usual concerns about timings, reliability and costs, haulage companies and drivers also need to consider the environmental impact of their work. Too often, environmental issues ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Take Back Your Comfort: How to Reduce Back Pain While Driving
According to the charity Back Care, between 30 and 60% of drivers report spinal pain caused or made worse by driving. And it’s not just sitting down for a long time that does it. Driving exposes your body to a lot of forces, including acceleration, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Hydrogen vs Lithium: Which is the Fuel of the Future?
With environmental concerns mounting and traditional fuels increasingly expensive, the transport industry is changing fast. Governments, haulage companies and manufacturers are all investing in the future, usually placing their bets on one of two contenders: ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
What the Pre-Brexit Budget Means for the Haulage Industry
The pre-Brexit budget for 2018 has been finalised and Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has stated that “Britain is open for business”. It’s a bold statement, but what does this actually mean for the UK logistics and haulage ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Clean Air Revolution Hits the Roads of London
The future is looking greener for haulage companies, with more new technologies being tested on large trucks. Waste disposal vehicles in Westminster have been fitted with a replacement exhaust system that has been successful in significantly reducing ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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